Oral Health & Nutrition

Nutrition plays a significant role in children's dental health. Learn all about what children should – and should not – eat, for a happy, healthy smile.


Treats for Kids with Braces

Treats for Kids with Braces

Posted Nov 8th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

In moderation, it is perfectly fine to allow treats as part of your children's diet! With good oral hygiene, the occasional treat...

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted Jul 5th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

There are many things the dentist can tell about your child’s daily life and health simply by examining his or her teeth. Here are 5 things you may not realize the dentist will notice!

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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Posted May 24th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

It's common knowledge that sugar can be bad news when it comes to oral health, and that it should be consumed in moderation. But if you need a quick fix that will satisfy your child’s sweet tooth without giving it a cavity, here are some suggestions for you!

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3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

Posted Mar 8th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

Everybody knows that sugar, in the form of candy, sweets and pop, can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. You may be surprised to learn that there are hidden sugars lurking in some of these seemingly health (or at least not obviously sugary!) foods.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Posted Nov 23rd, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

We're often asked by parents trying to cut back on their children’s sugar consumption whether or not sugar substitutes have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does.

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5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

Posted Sep 28th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Even though daily brushing and flossing should always be the first line of defense when it comes to keeping your children’s teeth healthy and clean, there are a few different types of food that can help keep things clean between brushings!

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Hydration & Oral Health

Hydration & Oral Health

Posted Sep 21st, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Many people, and even children, are in a mild but continuous state of dehydration day to day. This can have unexpected but significant oral health consequences.

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How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

Posted Sep 7th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Pop is a fun treat that most children enjoy every now and then. However, It’s important that it remain an occasional treat, as it can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth!

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 Protein & Oral Health

Protein & Oral Health

Posted Jul 13th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Most people know that calcium is an important part of keeping growing teeth strong and healthy. However, there are many other dietary elements that are important to the good oral health of children, and protein is one of them.

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Sugar & Tooth Decay

Sugar & Tooth Decay

Posted Jun 8th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

While most people know that sugar causes tooth decay, many people don’t completely understand how exactly that works. And they also often don’t realize how much sugar they’re really consuming.

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Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Posted May 4th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Dairy products are probably the most commonly known source of calcium, and they’re very kid-friendly, too. But if dairy isn’t an option for your child, there are many good sources of calcium out there that are dairy-free.

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Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Posted Apr 20th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

People often consider sports drinks to be a healthier choice than other popular drinks, such as pop or fruit juice. But in fact, they can actually cause serious damage to your teeth.

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Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Posted Mar 16th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Everything in the body is connected, and many of the same vitamins and minerals necessary for general health are necessary for oral health, too.

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Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Posted Feb 10th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Many parents struggle to find healthy treats and snacks to serve at their kids’ birthday parties that are also fun and appetizing. The following suggestions are sure to be a hit with adults and children alike!

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Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Posted Jan 27th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Refined carbohydrates break down into simple sugars when they linger in the mouth, making them just as bad as sugary sweets when it comes to your child’s oral health.

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Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Dec 9th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

A great way to curb your children’s sugar intake during the Christmas time is to provide some healthy festive alternatives. Here are a few of our favorite ideas!

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Calcium & Oral Health

Calcium & Oral Health

Posted Nov 25th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Adding calcium-rich foods and beverages, such as dairy products and dark leafy greens, to your child’s diet can have several long-term health benefits, especially for their oral health.

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School Lunches for Healthy Teeth & Gums

School Lunches for Healthy Teeth & Gums

Posted Oct 1st, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

It can be very difficult to pack a healthy lunch for your kids to bring to school, especially one that they'll be willing to eat! But it is fundamental to their oral health.

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Oral Health-Friendly Halloween Treats & Snacks

Oral Health-Friendly Halloween Treats & Snacks

Posted Sep 28th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Halloween is the scariest day of the year - both when it comes to ghosts and ghouls, and when it comes to oral health, too!

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