Harmful Foods for Children’s Teeth

It should come as no surprise that some of the most harmful foods for children’s teeth are also the most harmful to their bodies in general. This includes the usual suspects such as refined sugars, soda, candy, and sticky sweets, but may also include foods that are frequently overlooked.

Some of the worst foods for children’s teeth include:

  • Starchy foods such as potato chips and white bread
  • Acidic foods and beverages including oranges, grapefruits, and lemons
  • Dried fruits such as raisins and apricots
  • Sports drinks and “vitamin” waters

Of course, some of these foods are good for your child’s body and can even be healthy alternatives to candy and sweets. It is therefore important that you educate your child in proper oral hygiene to help eliminate the damage these foods can do.

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

Burke family dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban is pleased to offer professional cleanings and examinations to children as young as three years of age. These visits not only give us an opportunity to ensure your child’s teeth and gums are healthy, they allow us to educate your child on proper at-home dental care. This approach empowers your children to take charge of their oral health and helps guard against common dental problems brought about by harmful foods.

If you are looking for a family dentist in or around Burke, Virginia, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban today to schedule an appointment.