You’ve finally figured it out! You’ve got the pantry stocked with all sorts of nutritious food your whole family loves and you’re not turning back. But wait. There might be something those labels aren’t telling you … how good those “good” foods are for your teeth. (This is when we duck!) “Oh, come on, already!” you say. We know, we know. Now, we don’t want you to rearrange your whole pantry, and we’re not asking you to eliminate any of these items either. It is helpful to know how some foods you might think of as harmless can contribute to decay, though, so here’s the “dirty four.”
Sticky and Chewy: If it’s sticky when you chew it, it’s likely sticking between and to your teeth as well. And food that sticks to your teeth means your teeth are in contact with the sugars within those foods for much longer than they would be otherwise. All sorts of healthy f...
Five months down, five to go. With winter break behind us now, the school year is about halfway over. Help your children finish the second half strong with sharp minds and stellar oral hygiene.
Teach them these four tips for keeping teeth clean at school… and expect brighter smiles in graduation pictures.
Brush After Breakfast
Brushing immediately following a meal helps clean teeth and eliminates halitosis, or bad breath. After breakfast—and before leaving for school—make sure your child brushes well with a fluoridated toothpaste.
Pack A Healthy Lunch
Healthy eating means a healthy smile. Snacks like low-fat yogurt, apples, baby carrots and whole-grain crackers are optimal additions to your child’s lunch bag. Only serve sugary snacks like cookies and brownies in moderation or for events like birthdays or classroom part...