Boy & Girl

A healthy, balanced diet for your child is just as important for their teeth and gums as it is for their overall wellbeing. Foods and drinks that contain starch and sugar will react to the mouth’s bacteria to produce acid, which attacks your child’s tooth enamel, causing decay and potential tooth loss.

Reducing your child’s intake of sugary and starchy drinks and snacks will help them to maintain the best oral health.

Try giving your child delicious alternatives such as cheese, nuts and fresh fruit and vegetables instead of sugary, sweet snacks or cola. Rinsing with water after eating can also help dilute harmful acid.