Your Riverside Children’s Dentist: Diet Changes You Can Make

How’s your little one’s oral health doing? Do you feel like you have mostly gotten the details of brushing and flossing sorted out but you have been wondering if you should make some changes to your child’s eating habits (ahem, and possibly your own)? If so, you will be pleased to learn that your Riverside children’s dentist offers suggestions for swapping out the bad and replacing it with the good. The changes are easy to accomplish, so don’t worry!

Swap The Sweets For Sugarless Gum

When a sweet tooth is your biggest concern, you will find that you’re combatting the urge to enjoy sugar, while missing out on enjoyable treats. When you do indulge, you’ll feel guilty about your oral health. Your Riverside children’s dentist suggests you reach for sugarless gum as often as possible with the urge strikes. It’s good for your teeth and will often take care of your family’s need for something sweet.

Skip The Sports Drink, Choose Water

If you’ve been handing your child a sport’s drink after soccer practice, try water instead. It won’t cause stains, it isn’t acidic, and it doesn’t contain sugar. It does contain electrolytes, is safe for smiles, and keeps bodies and mouths hydrated.

Ditch The Donuts, Dig Into Dairy

If your child (and possibly you, too) is a bit of a junk food fan, you won’t be shocked to learn that in addition to being better for your body, choosing healthier foods is better for your oral health. When you’re offering a snack, a meal, or just a quick nibble, consider adding dairy foods (low fat) into the routine. Your Riverside children’s dentist suggests yogurt, cheese, milk, etc. They provide healthy protein and calcium, which is good for smiles.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.