- Learn how to clean your baby’s teeth in this step-by step-guide on LiveStrong.com.
- Check out these quick tips for busy parents on MyChildrensTeeth.org to help promote great dental health in your children even if you’re busy.
- Even chocolate milk holds dental benefits for your child! Learn more on this page.
- Tooth decay can affect even the smallest children. Read this article on WebMD.com describing baby bottle tooth decay and how you can prevent it.
- Although they are replaced by permanent teeth, primary teeth are still important. Take a look at the importance of your child’s primary teeth on Parenthood.com.
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As your child’s teeth begin to develop, it’s important to instill good habits for brushing, snacking, and visiting the dentist. Learn more about how to take an active role in your child’s dental health on the following websites:
At Ashburn Children’s Dentistry, we recognize the importance of making children comfortable with their pediatric dentists. We offer a range of dental services, including laser dentistry, to help children and parents feel confident and comfortable about oral care. Call (571) 223-5768 to learn more!
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Establishing healthy habits for your child is beneficial for his oral and overall health. Ensuring your child gets the nutrients he needs for strong, healthy teeth is as easy as choosing the right foods at snack time. Here is a look at which foods your pediatric dentist recommends for healthy young teeth—and which foods should be avoided:
Healthy Snack Foods
Dairy, including yogurts, cheeses, and milk, are rich in calcium and vitamin D. Dairy acts as a buffer to neutralize acids that can cause tooth decay, so when you allow your child to have a treat, serve it with a glass of milk—or even chocolate milk.
A glass of water can also help to wash away sugar and food debris if milk is not an option. Serve treats or sugary snacks after meals when saliva production is high to reduce the chances of tooth decay.
Crunchy fruits and vegetables such as celery, carrots, and apples not only contain water and other beneficial nutrients, but they also help to clean your child’s teeth, removing bacteria and plaque. If your child likes citrus, oranges are a great sources of vitamin C; however, they should be eaten in moderation because they contain acids that are hard on tooth enamel.
Snacks to Avoid
Candy should not be a regular snack food in your child’s diet, as it contains high amounts of sugar and easily sticks onto or between teeth. Limit or avoid sweet drinks which are high in enamel-eroding acids as well as sugar. Foods that are hard in texture, such as pretzels, can chip or crack teeth, while processed carbohydrates, such as breads and potato chips, contain sugar and easily stick to teeth.
The children’s dentists at Ashburn Children’s Dentistry are here to help you establish mouth-healthy snacking habits for your child. Call us at (571) 223-5768 to schedule an appointment. You can also check out our pediatric dentistry team on our website to learn more about us!
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