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Nutrition and Oral Health
Why Children Need Calcium
What’s a simple way to improve your children’s nutrition? Add milk and other calcium-rich foods to their diet.
Tooth-Friendly Foods for Kids
A balanced diet helps your child build a healthy body—and that includes strong teeth. It also helps keep little gums in good shape.
Limit Kids' Sweets All Year Round
Children face an increased risk for cavities if they eat a lot of sugary and sticky foods. Drinking a lot of sweet liquids is also part of the recipe for dental problems.
Eat Right for Healthy Teeth
Your children’s eating patterns and food choices affect their risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when plaque in the mouth comes into contact with sugar present in foods and produces acids that attack tooth enamel. After many attacks, the enamel breaks down and a cavity forms.
Snacking: A Slippery Slope to Cavities
Your child’s diet can affect his or her teeth. And sugar isn’t the only culprit—many snack foods are to blame, too.
When a Vitamin Supplement May Help
Kids and teens need vitamins and minerals to keep their body healthy. For example, vitamin D keeps their teeth and bones strong, and vitamin C helps them heal and fight off infections.
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