What to Encourage Your Kids to Eat to Decrease Their Cavity Risk
Posted on 2/27/2018 by OPDSF Office
Children are naturally drawn to eating foods that are sweet like chocolate, cookies, and candies, but as a parent, it is your duty to control or limit their intake of such foods considering that they are not only unhealthy to the body but cause cavities and tooth decay as well.
If you want your kids to have strong, white, and healthy teeth, you should not only teach them good oral care habits but how to make beneficial food choices also.
Foods That Help Build Strong Teeth
If you think that it would be difficult to feed your children healthy foods because they may not be suited to their tastes, you are mistaken. There are many types of food that are not only delicious, but provide outstanding benefits to your child's dental health as well.
Milk, cheese, and yogurt have always been popular among kids and apart from being rich in calcium that helps build strong teeth, these kinds of food also help in raising the pH levels while significantly reducing acid levels in your child's mouth.
Note that acids weaken your child's teeth, making them susceptible to tooth decay. You should also let your children gnaw on crispy fresh vegetables like carrots and celery as they help in naturally scraping plaque off the teeth.
Instead of snacking on unhealthy potato chips, you should encourage your children to munch on peanuts, sunflower seeds, and other seeds and nuts instead. These types of food contain natural oils that coat and protect the teeth against bacteria.
The oils also prevent cavities and tooth decay because it helps strengthen tooth enamel. If by chance your children insist on eating candy, you can just give them sugarless gum to help stimulate the production of saliva that naturally hydrates and cleans the teeth. Call us today so we can give you more parenting tips on oral care for your kids.
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