Today, the team at Create a Smile, PC, in Bloomington wants to discuss sugar and cavities.
Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high-calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Bubble gum, lollipops, and chocolate bars aren’t the only culprits. But there is also sugar lurking in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.
The following snacks may have more sugar than you think:
- yogurt covered raisins
- fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
- most yogurt
- flavored milk
- cereal and cereal bars
Controlling sugar intake in your child’s diet is important for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks, make sure you read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.
Sugar is not the only thing to watch out for. If your child’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.
At Create a Smile, PC, you will find first rate dental care and our committed team of dental professionals. We offer family and general dentistry in the Bloomington IN area. Call for an appointment today.