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Ways of Adding Extra Nutrition into Your Child's Diet

Posted on 3/10/2020 by Fariba Mutschler
Ways of Adding Extra Nutrition into Your Child's DietAs parents, we are all aware that good nutrition is essential for proper growth and development for our children, but did you also know that it's important for their oral health?

Today we will look at some ways that you can add extra nutrition into your child's diet, and some of the things you should consider limiting or avoiding.

Healthy Snacking

A great way to boost your child's nutrition is through healthy snacking. Especially if your child is a picky or fussy eater. Little snacks throughout the day like cheese or other dairy products can increase your child's calcium intake which encourages strong teeth and bones. Nuts and lean meats are great sources of protein and can be served as snacks during the day. Cubed chicken breast is a great finger food snack, add some cheddar cheese cubes and give your older child a toothpick for a fun way to eat.

Do not forget to add the greens! Crunchy vegetables such as carrots, celery and cucumbers are rich in vitamins and nutrients, and the crunchiness helps scrub plaque and tartar off of the teeth. Crunchy fruits are another great way to clean teeth while adding nutrients to your child's diet.

It is also important to remember to limit such things as juice and candy or sweets in your child's nutritional journey. Juice, even 100% fruit juices, are loaded with sugars that feed bacteria in the mouth causing cavities and decay. If you do allow your child to have some juice, try adding water to it to dilute it before they drink it, and limit their intake. Offer water or milk instead of juice.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's oral health and development, please don't hesitate to call our office and schedule a visit. We look forward to working with you and your child!
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