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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.
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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.
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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?
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What you eat…affects your teeth.
  • Limit snacking.
  • For snacks, choose healthy, nutritious foods like…
      • Cheese
      • Raw veggies
      • Plain yogurt
      • Fresh fruit
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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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