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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.


Eat…

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

    Grains Milk Group

    Fruits Meats/Beans

    Vegetables Oils

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



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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