Our Long Island pediatric dental office is here to care for kids’ smiles, and a big part of a healthy mouth is a healthy diet. While a healthy and balanced diet is important for everyone, it’s especially important for kids. Growing children need proper nutrition to build strong bones and teeth to set them up for a healthy life.
Choosing the right foods for your child’s growing body and smile is important, but avoiding those foods that can be harmful is also just as vital. There’s a quick and easy test to see if it’s a food you should take a pass on, or choose to let your kids eat in moderation. Ask yourself: Is it sticky? Is it sugary? Is it left in the mouth for a long time (like a lollipop)? If the answer is yes to any of those, it’s best to look for an alternative.
Proper nutrition is only one part of aiding in tooth development. It’s still important for your child to maintain a healthy at-home oral health routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keeping regular appointments with his Long Island pediatric dentist.
Whether you’re concerned for your child’s dental health, or you’re just looking for a dentist to care for his smile, we’re more than happy to help. Give our pediatric dental office in Long Island a call to schedule an appointment today. Welcoming patients from Long Island, Westbury, Nassau County