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Foods To Avoid To Maintain Your Child's Healthy Smile

posted on March 13th, 2015

Dental health is more important than most people realize. It is especially very important for your kids as it not just affects their overall physical health but also affects the way they speak or look. According to Ridgetop Dental International’s centre for family dental care in Bangalore, diet plays a major role in maintaining healthy teeth of your child. There are some foods which are good for your child’s teeth, whereas there are others which should be totally avoided. In this article, Ridgetop Dental International talks about some foods which need to be avoided to maintain healthy teeth forever.

Hard Candy

While these hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your child’s teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth, advise Ridgetop Dental International’s pediatric dentists in Bangalore.

Too much citrus intake

Frequent exposures to citrus drinks or foods can erode enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay over time. So even though a squeeze of lemon or lime can turn a simple glass of water into a fun beverage, it's not a good idea to have plenty of it. Make sure your child drinks plenty of plain water after having an acidic drink.

Sticky foods

Sticky foods can damage your child’s teeth since they tend to stay on the teeth longer than other types of food. If you find your child eating dried fruits or trail mix often, make sure to rinse with water after and to brush and floss carefully.

Potato Chips

Potato chips are filled with starch, which tends to get trapped in your child’s teeth. If your child chooses to indulge in snacks like these, take extra care to clean his/her teeth properly.

For children, trips to the dentist are scary, mostly because it’s unknown territory. So, make sure your child remains safe from dental problems by avoiding these foods. Ridgetop Dental International provides complete dental care for you and your loved ones; from the best pediatric dentists to cosmetic dentists, to the best dental surgeons in Bangalore, you will find them all here, under one roof!

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