Snack to A Healthy Smile
Many parents are told what not to feed their children if they want them to have a healthy smile. Stay away from candy and sugary cereal they all say, but did you know that there are some snacks that are so good for your children’s dental development they should eat them every day? If you’re looking for more ways to keep your child’s smile bright and healthy, check out this list of super snacks from your pediatric dentist.
Apples – Apples are extremely good for your kiddo’s smile. They are full of fiber and extremely crunchy. These fruits stimulate the flow of saliva, and saliva washes away the acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Cheese – Cheese is a powerful snack because of all the calcium and phosphorus it contains. These essential nutrients help build up the bones and enamel of the teeth from the inside. Cheese also helps re-mineralize teeth, although not as immediately as a fluoride treatment.
Carrots – Carrots are another crunchy, saliva producing snack that are great for teeth! On top of washing away bacteria that causes decay, carrots are rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin in keeping your child’s gums healthy and pink.
Milk – Milk is much like cheese in that it contains calcium and phosphorous, but it also has an added bonus of having a lot of Vitamin D. Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, thus aiding in the re-mineralization process.
Making sure your child has a healthy diet is important to every parent. It’s good to know that the healthy snacks you’re already feeding them are not only keeping their bodies strong, but helping their teeth develop as well. If you have questions about any other super snacks that may help your child’s growing teeth, ask your pediatric dentist in Melbourne. We can’t wait to see you at Sunshine Smiles!