Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880
As parents, we're always looking for ways to keep our children happy and healthy. We're sure after visiting the pediatric dentist and your child's pediatrician, you're well aware of the correlation between your children's diet and their oral health. Diet plays a huge role in keeping their mouths healthy and free of cavities and tooth decay.
There are a couple of foods out there that we consider "dental superfoods" that are not only healthy, but great for your little ones teeth as well! Check them out below and be sure to incorprate them into your children's daily diet.
Crunchy vegetables and leafy greens are some of the best foods for teeth. The crunching and grinding allows for salivia production which helps to remove bacteria. So, you may be wondering what sets celery apart? After biting into this crunchy gree, the fibrous strands help to naturally clean teeth! Having your little ones be able to have a snack and clean their teeth at the same time sounds like a win win situation to us!
If you ever find yourself stopping your children from picking up a cheese stick, don't! The calcium in cheese aids in salivia production and strenghtens teeth. Additionally, cheese is low in sugar and enamel eating acid.
This one may surprise you considering citrus fruits are acidic. However, oranges helps to keep gums healthy and are high in vitamin c and calcium which help in fighting tooth decay!
Next time you find yourself struggling to find a snack for your children, we hope celery, cheese and oranges make it to the top of your list! If you have any questions or conerns about your child's oral health, contact Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County today! For further information, visit www.supermolar.com or connect with us on Facebook for the latest in all things oral health.
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