The 3 Bests Fruits for Your Child’s Teeth
A great way to provide kids with a sweet snack without all the refined sugars that can lead to tooth decay is to pack fresh fruit. What are some of the best fruits for helping your child to maintain a healthy and happy smile? Here are 3 that we recommend.
- Apples – Eating an apple is almost as good as scrubbing your teeth. All the natural fiber latches on and removes residue from the teeth, gums, and even the tongue. That means apples may even help to fight halitosis (bad breath). Make sure to keep the skin on the apple since most of the nutrients are in this part.
- Kiwi – You may be wondering why we would say a citrus fruit is good for the teeth since they are so acidic. The fact is, however, that the kiwi isn’t actually a citrus fruit despite the common misconception. Believe it or not, it is considered to be a berry. Fiber and calcium give kiwis a one-two punch that is great for healthy teeth by neutralizing acid in the mouth and scrubbing away bacteria as your child chews.
- Strawberries – This is yet another fibrous berry that cleans teeth during the chewing process. Plus, there is a ton of vitamin C, which is important to gum health. Your child only needs to consume 4-6 strawberries to get about 2/3 of the daily recommended vitamin C intake.
Training Your Kids to Protect Their Teeth
At BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry, we’re all about prevention rather than expensive restorative treatments that kids may be anxious about. By providing tips on healthy eating and home dental care and providing a professional cleaning every 6 months, we strive to prevent cavities and gum disease. To schedule appointments for your kids, call 619-741-1500 today!