Sugars and high-acid foods or beverages are the enemy of teeth. They erode enamel, which is the beginning of a cavity. However, good nutrition is about more than just avoiding the bad stuff. Many foods are actually good for little teeth, and growing bodies.
Calcium-rich foods help strengthen teeth, and developing bones. Cheese is especially beneficial, as it may have additional cavity-fighting properties. High-vitamin fruits and vegetables help strengthen the immune system, decreasing the risk of many oral and overall health problems. Crunchy, non-sweet veggies have the added benefit of scraping plaque off of the teeth as you eat. Try trading cookies for a snack like cheese-stuffed celery once in a while!
When you bring you little one to our office, we will provide more oral hygiene instructions, valuable tips, and nutritional advice to you and your child. Call 773-772-8400 to schedule an appointment today.