Snacks like chips, cookies, and dried fruit stick to the teeth and are full of sugars that can cause cavities. Fresh fruits and vegetable snacks provide nutrition for good health and help keep children alert for good learning outcomes. Example of good choices are: Walnuts and raw almonds (maybe after school since some schools are nut free), apple slices, bananas, carrot sticks, cheese, grapes, oranges and plain yogurt.
vitamin C (e.g. citrus fruits, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, cabbage)
vitamin D (e.g. trout, mackerel, salmon, tuna, egg yolk, milk)
Calcium (with help from phosphorous and Vitamin D) is the main component of teeth and bones. It’s what keeps them strong. But we can’t forget about vitamin A because it’s necessary for the formation of tooth enamel or vitamin C which is essential for healthy gums.
Be sure to also drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Tap water also contains fluoride which helps prevent tooth decay. It also helps restore and harden enamel. (ODA)
Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – Brampton Dentists