All teeth collect plaque and that plaque contains bacteria. That bacteria will interact with the sugar in your child’s diet to create acids that will erode the enamel of their teeth. Many of the snacks and drinks kids love also contain acids that can cause dental damage. With that in mind, you should make sure that your child eats a balanced, healthy diet. That means cutting back on the soft drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks and giving your child more water and milk. Your child’s diet should also contain whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, and plenty of protein and calcium. Hard fruits and vegetables and hard cheese make great snacks since they contain vitamins and minerals your child needs and can help them clean their teeth as they eat!
If you have questions about your child’s diet and their oral heath in Magnolia, Texas, or you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates, we invite you to call one of our convenient locations.