What are smart, tooth-healthy diet choices?

We all know that candy is not good for the teeth, but we also encourage parents to limit the amount of sweet liquids that your child drinks including juices and sport drinks. Although milk is healthy, we want parents to be careful with how much time their children spend drinking milk. A glass with a meal is great, but going to bed or wandering around the house for long periods of time with a bottle or “sippy” cup is not healthy for your child’s teeth. Also, consider reducing the consumption of carbohydrates like crackers, cookies, chips and of course candy that can stick to your child’s teeth. We encourage eating fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese and drinking water for healthy, between meal snack foods.