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Natural Sugars and Kids Teeth

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11-09-2019

You’ve finally managed to get your son or daughter to eat some fruit and veg!

Well done! I struggle to get my daughter to even look at a carrot, let alone eat one, so it’s great that your kid is eating healther.

But, a word of warning! Many foods contain a hidden danger…. natural sugars. These are sugars that occur naturally in the food, such as fruit and milk, and they can be very harmful for teeth.

Some sugars occur naturally in food and drink, such as fruit, honey and milk. The naturally occurring sugar in dried fruit, such as raisins, dates and apricots, can also contribute to tooth decay. So although that innocent and  healthy looking apple is good for your child, it’s hidden sugars may cause a problem.

The best thing you can do is make sure your child eats at meal times and tries not to snack too much throughout the day. This will make sure that the natural acids that are present in the mouth have time to recover between eating, and enable the teeth to stay protected against decay.

It’s also not wise to eat too close to bed time, or after brushing, otherwise food may get stuck on the teeth and stick around all night, feasting on those lovely little teeth.

Brushing twice a day is essential! Once just before bed to get rid of the days build up of food, and at one other time of day.

Follow these simple steps, and you’re child will have lovely, healthy teeth for life.

 

 

 

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