Children are the future, so their development in all aspects of their life is important. The environment in which they are raised is a key part of healthy growth and development. This includes how they are raised by their parents and other figures in their life and also the food which they consume.
Food can be linked to certain issues (health and otherwise) so ensuring your child is eating properly is important. Here are some of the best and worst foods for your child and how it will affect their dental health.
“Chill on the Ice
Finally, always remember ice is for chilling not crunching! Though it is pH balanced and free of sugar, constant crunching on something so hard is bound to cause breaking and chipping of teeth over extended periods of time. Like everything else, it is much easier to avoid this from the beginning than break the habit later in life. So if you see your child enjoying the texture of this snack, remind them the ice is meant to float in their drink until it melts.
Try Water and milk instead
It’s that simple, and it’s all they need. When you are looking for a special treat, water down that juice; I promise they won’t even notice!
Unstick the candy
Sticky candies are a nightmare for healthy teeth. Caramels, gummy bears, taffy and the like love getting stuck in the grooves of the back teeth. Hours later remnants can still be found deep in those grooves. It’s often not until you go in with your toothbrush that the entirety of the gummy debris comes out. In the meantime, the bad bacteria in your mouth are having a party; especially the bacteria trapped between your teeth and the candy bits.”
When you make better food choices, your overall health will be benefited.