Most of us would agree that there’s a connection between what we eat and the condition of our bodies. It’s only natural that this connection exists between our diet and our teeth. Although they’re young and usually quite healthy, children’s dental health depends upon a healthy diet that’s low in sugars and high in flossing and brushing to remove the sugars that are eaten.
We know that it’s impossible to avoid all sugars and other carbohydrates that have the potential to damage a child’s teeth. After all, both kids and adults enjoy treats like ice cream, birthday cake and the occasional cookie or candy bar. However, as in the rest of life, what’s done 90% of the time matters the most. By serving healthy foods at home from a young age, and limiting sugars and other refined carbohydrates, you, the parent, are setting the stage for your child’s preference for healthy foods.