Fostering a well balanced and healthy diet for children from an early age helps form habits that result in a lifetime of strong teeth. Teeth, bones and soft tissues of the mouth need a well balanced diet like the rest of the body.
Make sure to feed your child a variety of foods from the five major food groups. You can lessen the risk of dental caries and oral decay by limiting your child's intake of certain foods that can contain a lot of sugar such as sweetened sugar drinks and juices, sticky foods, candy, and things that get stuck in the tops of the teeth. Choose nutritious snacks such as fruits and vegetables and avoid frequent snacking. The more frequent your child snacks, the greater chance for tooth decay.
If you have questions regarding healthy food for the teeth, please ask your dentist and hygienist.