Children’s Diet for Better Oral Health Care

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A healthy diet affects your children’s general health and physical growth, in addition to an important part of their body – the oral cavity. Yes, you read it right! What your children eat and drink significantly affect their oral health too.

Children need to have a proper diet to keep their teeth and gums healthy and strong. Most children prefer food that is rich in sugar, starches, and carbohydrates. These types of food most often cause dental cavities and tooth decay. As parents, you should know how to guide your children in their food choices to prevent oral problems.

Here at Smiles First Cornwall, we care about your children’s oral cavity. Here are some diet tips to help your children maintain a healthy oral cavity.

Vitamins and Mineral Consumption
Calcium, fluoride, zinc, phosphorus, folic acid, vitamins A, C, D are essential to keep your children’s gums and teeth strong and healthy. Make sure to provide them with food that is rich in these vitamins and minerals.

Limit Snacking
Snack food is full of sugar and starches. If you give them snacks like chips, chocolates, cookies, cakes, you put your child at a higher risk of having tooth decay and dental cavities. Limit snacking between meals and provide them healthy snacks instead.

Give Plenty of Water
Water is one of the best forms of drink to keep your oral cavity healthy. Water washes away food residues, and it doesn’t contain sugar so it won’t be harmful on your gums and teeth.

Having proper nutrition among children is as important as following proper oral hygiene routine to maintain oral health. If you have questions about nutrition and oral health, don’t hesitate to contact our office at Smiles First Cornwall dental practice.

-The Smiles First Cornwall Team

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