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Just like our smiles, our children’s smiles are vulnerable to many dental issues. This is why it’s best to help your child maintain strong and healthy teeth as much as possible. Unfortunately, certain foods can attack your child’s little chompers and promote dental issues. Our dentist, Dr. Jing Yang, encourages you to keep those foods away from your child’s smile.

The first is chewy and sticky foods. If the foods are hard to chew, that means they will stick to the teeth. If they cling to your child’s teeth for a long period of time, they could promote major dental issues, like cavities. So, it’s best to avoid giving foods like granola bars, dried fruit, and candy to your child or have them brush quickly after consuming them.

The second is sour foods. Sour foods have acid, which means they can harm the smile. Acid attacks the teeth and encourages dental problems to develop, like enamel erosion, which can cause tooth sensitivity.

The third are starchy foods. These foods, like bread and potatoes, turn into sugar quickly. This means they can also promote cavity growth. So, it’s best to prevent cavities as much as possible by limiting the consumption of starchy foods. However, you don’t need to cut them out of the diet. Just make sure your child brushes after eating them.

Call Brighter Smiles Family Dental at 717-274-5613 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth-harming foods in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The more you know, the more you can help your child. We look forward to helping you!