Chew on these Dentist-Approved Eating Tips for Your Child

Everything your child eats and drinks affects their dental health. That’s why family dentistry experts say that you need to teach your child to choose healthy foods. Start with this helpful list of the foods that can help your child’s smile.

  1. Pick Fruits and Veggies – Crunchy picks like cucumbers, celery, melons, and pears require lots of chewing, which can clean your child’s teeth. Chewing also increases saliva, which helps rinse away the bacteria that leads to dental care problems.
  2. Choose Cheese – Its high calcium content helps strengthen teeth, while the chewing it demands increases the flow of saliva to rinse away food and debris stuck in the teeth.
  3. See Why Sugar isn’t so Sweet – Your child’s dentist has probably warned that sugar is bad for teeth, so try to serve foods that are unsweetened or sugar-free. Get ideas for low-sugar snacks and meals from your family dentistry clinic.
  4. Cut Back on Snacks – According to dental care experts, snacking feeds bacteria in the mouth, which causes tooth decay and leads to more trips to the dentist. Try to limit your child to no more than one or two snacks per day and have them brush after snacking.
  5. Pour on the Water – When your child is thirsty, give them plain water instead of sugary juices and acidic soft drinks, which decay and erode their teeth. In addition to being safe for their smile, water rinses away food and debris trapped in their teeth.
  6. Say No to Sticky, Sweet Foods – Dried fruit, cereal bars, chewy candies, and other sticky snacks are full of sugar that stays on your child’s teeth. If not removed quickly, this sugar can cause dental problems that require an affordable dentist. Try to limit these sticky choices, but when your child occasionally eats these treats, have them brush their teeth right after.
  7. Practice Proper Dental Care – While healthy foods can improve your child’s teeth, they must have good dental habits to keep their smile healthy. This includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and seeing an affordable dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Imagix Dental today or make an appointment.

Imagix Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Imagix Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Imagix Dental.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very quick check up appointment. I was in and out in less than an hour.
Renate R.
Great experience with Dr. Cesar, very professional, provided helpful consultation and very good treatment, glad he is part of Imagix! Also wanted to thank Seema – the BEST dental hygienist I’ve […]
Linda H.
You guys are awesome! I always have the best experience and the staff is amazing!
Ashton S.
Everyone seems competent, professional and kind.
Lucy B.
We are from out of state and they made us feel right at home. From the wonderful Ami and Evelyn at the front desk to Dr Tapia and his assistants and every person in between …a wonderful, caring […]
Philip A.
Great experience … warm, friendly and professional dental practice… loved Dr Baine and Danielle.
Kim R.
The Dr and staff are so nice and helpful and make me comfortabel and at ease. I work for an insurance broker and anytime I enroll someone in the DHMO plan and they are in one of your office’s areas […]
Holly B.
Dentist and assistant were very informative and walked me thru each procedure
Shirley L.
Wonderful staff. Great visit overall for my cleaning but did not get a customary goody-bag before leaving. Yikes!
Raymond H.
Dr Nguyen and his staff were excellent! This was my first visit to a Dentist in a very long time and they made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr Nguyen and Northpoint Dental. I […]
Kishore C.
A young lady named Jessica answered the phone and was sweet and caring. Rennia the hygeine assistant took her time and was very thorough throughout the process. I am very pleased and will continue to […]
Paul A.
The staff was very attentive to my needs. I would definitely recommend this dentist to friends and family.
Marybeth B.
My son was taken back on time and his cleaning was thorough, but quick
Carlos A.
Everyone was very nice and professional. I was a new patient but felt like I’d been going there for a while.
Kelly S.
The dentists and staff are very good at helping you understand what needs to be done. They go out of their way to assist you with any problems. Recently, when they didn’t have a bottle of a type of […]
Alice K.
I love everything about this practice! Dr. P is the best, his whole staff is professional and amazing! If you’re looking for the perfect dentist or hygenist, pick this practice!!
Erin K.
Prompt and professional service at my last visit.
Ouida G.
Ashley Gross went so above and beyond for my whole family I cant say enough about this women. What started out as a big mess turned into a wonderful experience. She is a doll and your whole front […]
SeAnna D.
I️ Love it here! Fast friendly and pain free. And I️ hate going to the dentist!
Jazzz J.
Was reminded of the appointment, did not have to wait long, received friendly treatment and good advice. The performed procedure corrected my problem and changed my life. Thank you!! Dr. Hare is very […]
Fritz W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here