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Tips and Tricks for Healthy Teeth and Gums in Children

Healthy Teeth

Candy, chips, and ice cream are childhood favorites, but every parent knows these foods don’t match up when it comes to eating for good health. The same foods that support healthy growth and overall well-being for kids are also the best foods for healthy teeth and gums. Of course, getting your kids to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can be tough. Don’t worry, there are plenty of tips and tricks to getting your child excited and interested in healthy eating and proper dental care, as well. Try these tips and see the “20 Teeth-Friendly Foods” list below.

Be a role model for proper dental care. As your kids’ role model for good dental care, you should show them a healthy, nutritious diet helps to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Many of the same foods that we know are good for our overall health are also ideal for our oral health, keeping bacteria and tartar buildup low. Replace your kids’ sugar-filled treats with healthy snacks, such as cheese, low-fat yogurt, fresh fruits, and raw vegetables. Teach your kids good dental care habits, including brushing and flossing after eating, and routine visits to your dentist in Chantilly.

Involve your kids in choosing foods. Explain to your kids why some foods are healthier and let them know the benefits of eating a wide variety of healthy foods. Teach your children how to check for calories, fat, and sugar content on nutrition labels so they can choose the healthiest foods. Then take them grocery shopping so they can use their newfound knowledge.

Prepare nutritious meals. Family dentistry experts recommend that tooth-friendly meals be prepared using a variety of healthy foods. The more variety, the wider the range of nutrients will be, which will help to protect your kids’ teeth and gums. Remember, healthy meals are just as important as healthy snacks.

Teaching healthy eating habits, along with proper dental care techniques and routine visits to your dentist in Chantilly are key to maintaining lifelong dental health.

The following nutritious foods should be added to your family’s healthy meals and snacks:

20 Teeth-Friendly Foods

Fresh Fruit

  • Melons
  • Pears
  • Oranges
  • Berries
  • Pineapple

Raw Vegetables

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli

Grains

  • Whole-grain bread
  • Pretzels (unsalted or low-salt)
  • Unsweetened cereals
  • Plain bagels

Nuts & Seeds

  • Pumpkin seeds (unsalted or low-salt)
  • Sunflower seeds (unsalted or low-salt)
  • Nuts (unsalted or low-salt)  

Dairy

  • Cottage cheese (low-fat or fat-free)
  • Yogurt (low-fat or fat-free)

Protein

  • Baked chicken or turkey
  • Peanut butter (unsalted or low-salt)

To learn more about family dentistry from an affordable dentist in Chantilly, call Dental One Associates of Chantilly today at (703) 722-8443 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Chantilly. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Chantilly, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Chantilly. 

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