Most Important Tip for Infants:
Never put your baby to bed with a bottle or sippy cup filled with anything besides water!! Even milk can promote decay.
A healthy diet is a balanced diet that naturally supplies all the nutrients your child needs to grow. A balanced diet is one that includes the following major food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, meat & beans, and milk.
A diet rich in carbohydrates, sugar, and starches may place your child at increased risk for tooth decay. Foods with starch include breads, crackers, and pasta. Sugary and chewy foods like sticky candy and dried fruits should be avoided. Juices or soda should be avoided and, if consumed at all, limited to meal times.
Opt for vegetables or cheeses for a healthy snack and help your child consume a balanced diet at meal times. Remember water is essential to your child's health!
Dietary choices have a great impact on the health of your child’s teeth as a balanced diet is vital for their teeth and gum tissue to develop properly.