Wright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry   50 Remick Blvd  Springboro,OH45066   (937) 885-2222
Wright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
50 Remick Blvd
SpringboroOH 45066
 (937) 885-2222
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Superfoods for Healthy Teeth

Superfoods for Healthy Teeth

Good dental health habits start early, with teaching proper tooth brushing techniques, flossing regularly and periodic visits to the dentist. But dental health is also affected by the type of food you eat every day. At Wright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we can advise you on the best foods children should eat to ensure a healthy smile throughout their lives.

Milk

The high calcium content of milk makes it a natural dietary choice to ensure good dental health. Calcium is a key component in helping to strengthen tooth enamel and the supporting bones around the teeth. If your child has a problem with lactose intolerance, several products are available that contain enzymes to prevent gastrointestinal symptoms and still provide sufficient calcium to keep teeth an excellent.

Cheese

Cheese is another dairy product that makes a healthy, tooth-strengthening snack. In addition to calcium, cheese contains casein, which plays a part in stabilizing tooth enamel. Instead of processed foods high in sugar and salt, keep plenty of cheese on hand for your children’s mid-afternoon snack.

Almonds

Almonds make a great snack that is high in calcium and protein, but low in sugar and calories. Nuts satisfy the need for something crunchy, without the added salt and fat of processed snack foods. They can be carried easily in a backpack or the car for a quick pick-me-up during your child’s busy day.

Almonds make a great snack that is high in calcium and protein, but low in sugar and calories. Nuts satisfy the need for something crunchy, without the added salt and fat of processed snack foods. They can be carried easily in a backpack or the car for a quick pick-me-up during your child’s busy day.

Apples & Carrots

Naturally crunchy foods help to scrub your child’s teeth, removing the bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Crunchy carrot sticks or an apple, tucked into your child’s lunchbox, can help to remove this damaging bacteria when your child doesn't have the opportunity to brush during the day. These foods also contain health-promoting vitamins and antioxidants that support your child’s health.

Leafy Greens

Health experts always recommend leafy greens for their high vitamin and mineral content, along with a low-calorie count. Folic acid, iron and B vitamins make leafy green vegetables an excellent choice for a healthy diet. Arugula, kale and spinach are also high in calcium, which helps to protect teeth and bones. So, make sure your children become accustomed to eating healthy salads on a regular basis to take advantage of these nutrients.

Make Wright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Your Springboro Dentist

Dr. Jody Wright is a board-certified pediatric dentist who understands the special needs of children as they grow to adulthood. Dr. Wright can provide the careful, individualized attention our pediatric patients in Springboro, OH, and surrounding communities need for a healthy, attractive smile throughout their lives. Call us at Wright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today at 937-885-2222 to schedule an appointment to help your child enjoy lifelong dental health.