Your kid has enough to think about, you have enough to worry about, but teeth matter for life.
Being healthy matters for life.
Every parent wants to be informed.
What are the best and worst foods for healthy pediatric teeth?
Keeping your kid’s teeth healthy means they are chomping on food low in sugar. Bacteria is invisible and it lives in the sugary stickiness of the teeth and it digs, digs, digs, causing decay. Plaque is what we call the sticky film of bacteria that coats teeth. It’s not good. It’s at its worst along the gum line. Tooth decay comes from the acid created by all this bacteria feasting on teeth, in other words cavities are forming if rinsing and brushing/flossing don’t dominate the battle.
How does a child eat healthy for her teeth?
When we think of how healthy our food is it’s not our first thought to consider dental health. Sticky food and starchy food are destructive because the bacteria lingers to wreak havoc on a child’s teeth. One simple solution is rinsing with water after foods and drinks. Have your kid drink some water at the end of every meal. Swish it around!
Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Pediatric Teeth
Tooth care, how can we make it seem fun for the child?
Shopping for a new toothbrush and toothpaste can become a little adventure and choosing between brands and tooth care products can be fun. We are creatures of habit. Get them started young. Pique their curiosity about the stuff in the tooth care aisle.
Learning about foods can be fun. Think of the exotic locales that bananas talk about and nuts and cheese have interesting stories to share as well. Be creative with food and tooth care because the more fun the better and a child will be interested when it comes to fun.