Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids. (It’s not good for adult teeth, either.) Because of its threat to dental health, low nutritional value, and high-calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But the team at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove reminds you, 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
many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type
Controlling sugar intake in your child’s diet is essential for lifelong dental health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks, scrutinize 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 Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we believe that teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and that your dental health is of utmost importance. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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