Diet and nutrition help keep your child’s smile healthy.
Diet & nutrition
HEALTHY TEETH, HEALTHY LIFE
Your child’s diet and nutrition play an important role in their oral and overall health. Our children’s dentist will review your child’s diet with you during their regular dental visits and may make recommendations on ways you can adjust their diet to ensure they receive proper nutrition and keep their teeth healthy. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment at Dentistry and Braces Group, give us a call today!
Your child’s nutrition and diet have a powerful impact on their oral and overall health. For example, if your child eats too much sugar, it can increase their risk of cavities, and poor nutrition increases their risk of developing damaging dental conditions, including defects in their tooth enamel and gum disease. However, many nutrients work to keep your child’s mouth and teeth healthier, such as vitamin A, which aids in tooth formation, and vitamin B, which helps the gums, teeth and tongue function properly.
TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER DIET
Your child has a unique metabolism, and some nutrients may benefit them more than others. When you bring your child to our office, our dentists will consult with you to determine the type of diet and nutrients that will be most beneficial to their oral and overall health. Here are a few tips on ways you can help your child maintain a balanced and nutritious diet:
- Read food labels
- Limit their intake of sugary foods and foods high in carbohydrates
- Provide them with fresh fruit and vegetables
- Ask the dentist about preventive care, such as fluoride and dental sealants.
- Limit their intake of sugary drinks and encourage them to drink more water
- Provide them with foods high in calcium and phosphorus
- Encourage your child to brush after each meal and floss daily, and help them brush and floss if necessary
For more information about your child’s nutrition and diet, call our office today!
At Dentistry and Braces group, we believe that everyone deserves exceptional dental care, no matter their age or circumstance. For personalized, comprehensive dental care, contact our experienced dentists and make your appointment today.