Snacks are taken by our kids in between meals. Snacking between meals can keep your child’s hunger and energy levels well-managed throughout the day. Generally, dentist consider snacking bad for the teeth but it is important what you are snacking on .If hard and sticky food is taken as snacks by the children, it sticks to the teeth and leads to cavities. Cavities are the most common problems faced in the children.Tooth decay occurs when foods containing Sugars and starch are left on the teeth. Such foods include candies, cakes, cereals etc.
How can we avoid cavities in children?
- See how often the child eats and what he eats.
- Your child should brush regularly twice a day.
- Talk to the dentist for fluoride application.
- Take your child to the dentist for regular check-ups.
Snack ideas for healthy teeth.
Vegetables are good for teeth because they require a lot of chewing.Crunchy and firm foods that contain lots of water are great natural teeth cleaners because they accelerate the flow of saliva, which helps to clean the food particles from the teeth. Such snacks are apples, grapes, bananas, carrot sticks, yogurt, berries, roasted chane, boiled eggs, cottage cheese, nuts and seeds. Popcorn made at home with little salt can be surprisingly a healthy snack.
These are all delicious snacks healthy for the teeth. But remember no matter how healthy these snacks are food particles and acids from foods can lead to cavities and come irritation. So don’t let your child miss the regular twice a day brushing .After a long day at school full of learning playing when the child reaches home his search begins in the kitchen for a snack. At this time we should consider giving the child the healthy options that can keep them full and smiling.
No matter what you eat you still need a check-up from your dentist every 6 month just give a call at 7696204440