National Oral Health Month - Get Snack Smart

04.15.16 @ 10:25am

National Oral Health MonthTM - Get snack smart with your kids
• Limit the number of times a day your child eats or drinks sugars
• Avoid sugary treats that stay in the mouth for a long time like hard candy or lollipops
• Avoid soft, sticky sweets that get stuck in your child’s teeth
• Serve sweets for dessert while there is still plenty of saliva in your child’s mouth to wash away the sugars
• Serve juice and milk during or at the end of mealtime. Drink water between meals
• Serve vegetables, cheese, nuts or seeds for snacks
• Have your child brush her teeth at least twice a day and before going to bed