Even when we take care of our smile with regular cleanings, brushing, and flossing, nutrition still plays a large role in our dental health. When it comes to our teeth, the old adage “Garbage in garbage out” applies. Although there are certain foods that we have known to cause teeth and gum issues for decades (here’s looking at you, sugar), there are many that also promote dental hygiene. So, maybe it is less about restriction and more about replacing certain foods.
In addition to healthy eating, oral health problems can be prevented by regular brushing and flossing as well as seeing a dentist at least twice a year. Help your child establish healthy eating habits now that will stick with them for a lifetime of physical and oral health.