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There’s “snow” place like Dr. Lisa Pediatric Dentistry

There’s “snow” place like Dr. Lisa Pediatric Dentistry

There’s “snow” place like Dr. Lisa Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Nutrition & Diet

What your child eats doesn’t just affect their belly—it impacts their teeth too! Teaching good nutrition early on sets the stage for healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. Your child’s mouth is like the gateway to their body, so it’s essential to fuel it with the right stuff.

Tips for a Healthy Diet and Happy Mouth

  • Cut down on sugary treats: Sugary foods and drinks team up with plaque to attack teeth, causing decay. So, limit the sweet stuff for better oral health.
  • Balance is key: Ensure your child’s meals include a mix of fruits, veggies, whole grains, protein, and dairy. These goodies not only help them grow but also keep their teeth strong.
  • Watch out for sneaky sugar: Sugar hides in unexpected places, even in healthy foods like fruit and milk. Enjoy these treats during meals, not as snacks.
  • Snack smart: Keep snacks to a minimum and opt for nutritious options. Save the sugary treats for special occasions.
  • Gum time: When they’re old enough, let your child chew sugar-free gum approved by the ADA. It boosts saliva, which washes away food bits and fights acid.
  • Brush and floss: Make sure your child brushes twice a day and flosses to kick out food bits and nasty plaque, preventing tooth decay.

 

By keeping these simple tips in mind, you’re not only fueling your child’s body but also setting them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles.