Here at A Childrens Dentist, we are dedicated to your child’s dental health and diet.
Though many parents worry about their child’s weight, they don’t think twice about what their child’s diet is doing to his or her dental health. Your child needs to have healthy eating habits to ensure that his or her dental health is as good as possible. Just by watching what your child eats, you can decrease the amount of decay and gum disease they will develop.
The American Dental Association recommends avoiding foods high in sugar and other foods that can cause cavities.
To have better oral health, you should probably change your child’s diet, though you should always consult a doctor before starting a new diet. If your child has special dietary needs, you need to talk to us about foods that your child can eat to help with his or her oral health.
The American Dental Association has several recommendations for a healthy diet. They suggest drinking plenty of water instead of sugary drinks and avoiding sugary food and snacks between meals. You should teach your child mindful eating – to try to eat a balanced diet full of nutrients from each food group including whole grains, vegetables, dairy, and protein.
Besides eating well, your child needs to brush his or her teeth at least twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Flossing at least once a day and visiting the dentist at least twice a year ensures that your child’s mouth is as healthy as possible.
If you have any questions about your child’s dental health and diet, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (702) 255-0133.