What should your child eat for healthy teeth?

May be impossible for parents to monitor the entire diet of their children, it is important to teach them what a healthy diet is. To help make healthy food choices, it is important to:
* Keep food or healthy snacks in the kitchen;
* Limit consumption of sugar-rich foods;
Food and drink that your kids eat them every day directly affects oral health and can lead to tooth decay at a very early age.
What foods are healthy for children’s teeth? Experts believe that they need diversified food from major food groups for a healthy and harmonious development. But too much carbohydrate can cause teeth decay. That’s because bacteria in the mouth use sugar as food. These bacteria produce acid strong enough to “dissolve” the tooth enamel.
While most people know as cookies or candies are rich in sugar and sugar content of other foods is not as known. For example, milk contains a kind of sugar called lactose. But while other foods do not taste very sweet (like peanut butter) contain sugar.
But sweets are not only responsible for cavities. Starch-rich snacks (pretzels or snacks) can cause cavities like candy. If your child is part of many high carbohydrate snacks during the day, including sweet drinks, bacteria can produce acid and so almost continuously grow and caries risk.
Tips for healthy teeth and body
1. Offer plenty of fruits and vegetable. Consumption of fruit and raw vegetables help clean your teeth, increasing the amount of saliva produced in the mouth. Choose those that contain large amounts of water (water melon, pear, cucumber, celery).
2. Serve with cheese as a snack or lunch. Cheese helps to produce saliva, which removes food debris left in the mouth.
3. Avoid sticky foods. This type of food (raisins, caramel, honey, molasses or syrup) sticks to the teeth, making their removal more difficult. It is important that right after eating such foods, to  brush teeth.
4. As little snacks. Every time your child consume products rich in carbohydrates (sugar or starch), bacteria multiply in the mouth. Acid produced by bacteria attack the tooth enamel for about 30 minutes, then becomes inactive.
5. Avoid products that spend much time in the mouth. Foods that spend very long in the mouth (lollipops, candy, chewgum).
6. Offer milk or water instead of juice. Most juices contain a high amount of sugar. Although milk contains a type of sugar called lactose, it has a higher nutritional content. When you’re giving your child juice, dilute it with water before.

May be impossible for parents to monitor the entire diet of their children, it is important to teach them what a healthy diet is. To help make healthy food choices, it is important to:
* Keep food or healthy snacks in the kitchen;    * Limit consumption of sugar-rich foods;
Food and drink that your kids eat them every day directly affects oral health and can lead to tooth decay at a very early age.
What foods are healthy for children’s teeth? Experts believe that they need diversified food from major food groups for a healthy and harmonious development. But too much carbohydrate can cause teeth decay. That’s because bacteria in the mouth use sugar as food. These bacteria produce acid strong enough to “dissolve” the tooth enamel.
While most people know as cookies or candies are rich in sugar and sugar content of other foods is not as known. For example, milk contains a kind of sugar called lactose. But while other foods do not taste very sweet (like peanut butter) contain sugar.
But sweets are not only responsible for cavities. Starch-rich snacks (pretzels or snacks) can cause cavities like candy. If your child is part of many high carbohydrate snacks during the day, including sweet drinks, bacteria can produce acid and so almost continuously grow and caries risk.
Tips for healthy teeth and body
1. Offer plenty of fruits and vegetable. Consumption of fruit and raw vegetables help clean your teeth, increasing the amount of saliva produced in the mouth. Choose those that contain large amounts of water (water melon, pear, cucumber, celery).
2. Serve with cheese as a snack or lunch. Cheese helps to produce saliva, which removes food debris left in the mouth.
3. Avoid sticky foods. This type of food (raisins, caramel, honey, molasses or syrup) sticks to the teeth, making their removal more difficult. It is important that right after eating such foods, to  brush teeth.
4. As little snacks. Every time your child consume products rich in carbohydrates (sugar or starch), bacteria multiply in the mouth. Acid produced by bacteria attack the tooth enamel for about 30 minutes, then becomes inactive.
5. Avoid products that spend much time in the mouth. Foods that spend very long in the mouth (lollipops, candy, chewgum).
6. Offer milk or water instead of juice. Most juices contain a high amount of sugar. Although milk contains a type of sugar called lactose, it has a higher nutritional content. When you’re giving your child juice, dilute it with water before.

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