There are healthy foods out there that don’t just satisfy a growing kid but also help to clean their smile. Check out this list!
Apples our great way to polish your pearly whites between meals. They are highly fibrous and very hydrating. Because of that, they stimulate saliva production.
Yogurt contains a lot of natural probiotic bacteria’s that help to fight bad bacteria which causes plaque buildup and gingivitis. Yogurt is also very rich in calcium and super important to developing teeth. Make sure you pick a low sugar yogurt, and you can also pair it with your apples for fun snack.
Any kind of crunchy vegetables can act as a natural toothbrush. Carrot sticks, celery, cucumbers or broccoli or a great way to help scrape away tartar or dislodged trapped food particles. It’s great for a midday cleanup without grabbing your brush.
Eggs, especially yolks, contain a good amount of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphate from other foods. These are minerals needed to build up and protect the tooth enamel.
Sunflower seeds contain folic acid which is a vitamin that reduces gum inflammation. It’s a fun way to put a little crunch in your child’s oatmeal for breakfast, or salad for lunch. You can even eat them by themselves for a fun little snack.
Water is often very overlooked but we should remember that saliva contains 95% water. Water is very important for the health of our mouth and body. Serve water with meals to help rehydrate and wash away any leftover food particles.
How can we forget about cheese. She’s contains tons of calcium which helps to fortify and developed into the enamel. These are things that we need to help grow our adult teeth. There’s so many choices when it comes to cheese, But a good cheese stick will help to stimulate saliva that washes away sugar and bacteria.
I hope this gives you a few ideas for ways to keep your little ones teeth healthy and bellies happy.