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Keeping your Winning Smile. Children’s Dental Health. Tooth Health and Diet. A good diet is essential for growth and development. In the mouth, the teeth, bones, and soft tissues need a well-balanced diet. Eat…. A variety of foods from the six food groups of the food guide pyramid.

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Keeping your winning smile

Keeping your Winning Smile

Children’s Dental Health


Tooth health and diet

Tooth Health and Diet

  • A good diet is essential for growth and development.

  • In the mouth, the teeth, bones, and soft tissues need a well-balanced diet.


Keeping your winning smile

Eat…

  • A variety of foods from the six food groups of the food guide pyramid.

    GrainsMilk Group

    FruitsMeats/Beans

    VegetablesOils

    Remember to drink milk, the calcium is good for your teeth!!!


The food guide pyramid

The Food Guide Pyramid


What you eat affects your teeth

What you eat…affects your teeth.

  • Foods and Beverages have sugar in them.

  • Sugar gives us energy to go to learn and play.

  • But, sugar can be bad on our teeth.


What you eat affects your teeth1

What you eat…affects your teeth.

  • Germs LOVEsugar too!!!

  • Germs in our mouth cause plaque—sticky, yellow film—to build up on the surface of our teeth.

  • And germs produce acids that break down and weaken our teeth.

  • So what should we do?


What you eat affects your teeth2

What you eat…affects your teeth.

  • Limit snacking.

  • For snacks, choose healthy, nutritious foods like…

    • Cheese

    • Raw veggies

    • Plain yogurt

    • Fresh fruit


What you eat affects your teeth3

What you eat…affects your teeth.

Do not snack on:

  • Candy

  • Soft drinks

  • Potato chips

  • Chocolate


Toothbrushing

Toothbrushing

  • Brush your teeth twice a day.

  • Always use a child-size toothbrush.


Proper brushing technique

Proper Brushing Technique

  • Place the toothbrush against the gums.

  • Move the brush back and forth gently in short stokes.

  • Brush outside and inside of each tooth—upper and lower.

  • Finish by brushing your tongue too.


Teeth cleaning recommendations

Teeth Cleaning Recommendations

Brush your teeth twice a day.

Floss your teeth once a day.

Visit your Dentist every 6 months.


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