Foods Recommended by Pediatric Dentists | Tucson, AZ

Foods Recommended by Pediatric Dentists

While many parents know that certain foods can harm a child’s teeth, other foods have the exact opposite effect. There are food items that can actually help your child’s teeth by strengthening them and washing harmful acids from the mouth! As an added bonus, these foods are part of a balanced diet, so you will be improving your child’s overall health, in addition to keeping the teeth strong.

Fruits and Vegetables

Eating the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables can have a positive influence on your children’s health. It can also help their teeth because these items are high in fiber and water. The water that fruits and vegetables contain balances out their sugar content. At the same time, chewing these items helps to stimulate the production of saliva, which washes acids and certain food particles from the teeth.

Water

Most water sources in the United States contain fluoride, which helps make teeth more resistant to acid. Since this acid can cause cavities, drinking plenty of water can help children to avoid them. Remember that if your water source does not contain fluoride, our pediatric dentists at Great Grins Children’s Dentistry can add a fluoride treatment during your child’s visits.

Ask a Dentist

If you have any questions about what foods are good for your child’s teeth, you can always ask a pediatric dentist. Dr. Angela Wolfman and Dr. Kedar Lele are happy to answer any questions regarding your child’s dental health. Call Great Grins Children’s Dentistry today at (520) 325-4746 to schedule a visit!

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