Eating a healthy diet is important to promote strong teeth and the overall health of a child. Encourage a well balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar. When bacteria, which is normally found in the mouth, comes in contact with sugars and starches, they produce an acid that is capable of dissolving the enamel on the teeth and starting decay.
Suggested Nutritional Snacks for Children
Eggs, chicken, ham, turkey, cheese, peanut butter, low-fat yogurt
Unsweetened juice, apples, oranges, plums, peaches, blackberries, grapes, raspberries
Carrots, celery, cucumber, broccoli, lettuce, bell peppers
Pizza, popcorn, cheese crackers, dill pickles, whole-grain tortilla chips
Did you know that raw, crunchy foods help clean your teeth? Eating raw vegetables or apples will help remove the some of the bacteria, which adheres to the surface of the teeth.
Please contact Dr. Boling – Lonestar Smiles for Kids at 817-598-0835 if you have any questions.