Your child’s nutrition and diet have a powerful impact on their oral and overall health. For example, if your child eats too much sugar, it can increase their risk of cavities, and poor nutrition increases their risk of developing damaging dental conditions, including defects in their tooth enamel and gum disease. However, many nutrients work to keep your child’s mouth and teeth healthier, such as vitamin A, which aids in tooth formation, and vitamin B, which helps the gums, teeth and tongue function properly.
Your child has a unique metabolism, and some nutrients may benefit them more than others. When you bring your child to our office, our dentist will consult with you to determine the type of diet and nutrients that will be most beneficial to their oral and overall health.
Here are a few tips on ways you can help your child maintain a balanced and nutritious diet:
For more information about your child’s nutrition and diet, call our office today!