Dairy contains a high level of calcium which keeps teeth healthy and strong and also aids in the development of healthy adult teeth. Cheese also contains an enzyme that helps combat bacteria in the mouth. We suggest avoiding highly processed cheeses and dairy products as these can contain high amounts of sugars which are detrimental to teeth. We suggest you try these:
Crunchy fruits and vegetables help to keep teeth clean in between meals. They are also high in vitamins and minerals which keep the whole body strong and healthy and will help to reduce the appearance of decay. Getting kids used to eating vegetables at lunchtime can help at dinnertime too. Try these:
We all know how crazy mornings can get when you are trying to manage getting yourself to work, as well as your children to school, breakfast, bags packed, last minute homework – the list goes on! On those mornings where you only have 5 minutes to spare why not pack lunchboxes with last night’s dinner? Often dinners offer a low or no sugar option which is much better than tuckshop for keeping teeth and bodies healthy.
If you would like any further information about how to keep your children’s teeth strong and healthy click through to our children’s dentistry page.