It doesn’t matter that your kid’s teeth are going to fall out anyway, oral care is important at all ages. We know you know that already, but it’s important to say. You can help your kids develop healthy oral care habits from the very beginning. Eating teeth-healthy foods and developing a good oral care routine is possible for your child no matter the age. We want to share a few tips when it comes to eating healthy and oral care for your kids.
When it Comes to Teeth-Healthy Foods
Get your kids involved in the growing, purchasing, and preparation of their meals. This helps the kids really understand the role that food plays not only in their oral health, but their overall health. Teach them what foods are good for their teeth and why it’s important to care for them. Of course, they want strong, white teeth, but they also want to avoid painful cavities!
Fruit, vegetables, and cheese are teeth-healthy foods that are better choices than candy, cookies, and chips not only just for their teeth, but for their overall health. It’s best to make sure the foods that your kids are taking in contribute real value in terms of vitamins and minerals instead of just filling them with sugar. You probably know this already, but it’s harder for your kids to grasp that their food choices can have serious consequences on their health.
Try to make healthy food convenient. As easy as it is to grab a bag of chips and munch on them is how easy it should be able to get ahold of food that’s healthy. Pre-chop a ton of carrots at the beginning of the week so they are available all week long. Some parents assume that kids just hate every vegetable but this isn’t true! If you bring out a bowl of carrots or cheese your kids will find it hard to not snack on them.