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The Best Snacks for Kids Teeth!

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Now that summer break is over, it’s time to start planning for your child’s lunches while they learn; either at school or at home. It’s ok to allow your kids to indulge in sugary treats now and then, but you must monitor the frequency with which your child is eating harmful foods. Otherwise, he or she may become vulnerable to tooth decay or dental cavities.

Best Snacks for Your Child’s Smile

Obviously, the best snacks for your child’s teeth are healthy ones. Unfortunately, these snacks aren’t always appealing to kids, especially if they’re coming off a summer full of popsicles and juice! Below are a few ways you can make healthy choices more palatable, even for picky eaters:

  • Lean proteins such as turkey or chicken breast
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Apple wedges with peanut butter
  • Celery sticks with cream cheese or peanut butter
  • Fresh veggies with hummus
  • Low-fat yogurt with blueberries or strawberries

These snacks contain all the nutrients your child needs for a healthy body and smile. They’re also low in sugar, but still, have plenty of flavors and variety! 

No matter what sort of snacks your family has, the best way to maintain good dental health is to practice proper oral hygiene habits. This should include brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing every day, and bringing your kids to Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry for a checkup and a dental cleaning. For more information about pediatric dental care in Parker, Colorado, please call our office today!

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