Tips for Healthy Teeth
Candy, soda, and processed desserts should be avoided, as they're high in sugar and low in calcium or other essential nutrients. When bacteria feed on sugars, they leave an acidic byproduct behind that can wear away your child's enamel.
And whichever snacks you select, your child should child brush their teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time. Help them clean between their teeth with floss, flossers, or interdental cleaners each day too.
Selecting healthy snacks for kids can be an adjustment, but the dental and whole-body health benefits are well worth it. Stock up on fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and nuts instead of cookies, chips, or candy to ensure your whole family makes the healthy choice at snack time.