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
Had a great experience!! The was no wait time and the staff were professional.
Janice N.
Very nice staff. The Dentist did a good job making sure my crowns were done right.
Amber D.
I found the dental office to be clean and organized. Dr Riggs and Brieanna were so informative helpful. The entire staff was polite and friendly.
Ethan V.
My children were new patients to this office. I was very happy with the patience and care that Luis and Dr. Lee took with my children. My daughter has had some anxiety in the past with dental visits, […]
Amy S.
Although there are many dentist offices closer to my home I have found Hickory Flat Dental to be far superior. At every point of my visit I am very satisfied and am completely knowledgeable as to […]
Teddye H.
Hickory flat is the only dentist office that I enjoy! The people who work there are AMAZING. You can see the love in what they do. I trust them for me and my entire family. We have done everything […]
Claudia S.
Love Imagix Dental and Orthodontics. Great place for an adult to get orthodontic work done. Very impressed with their service.
Crystal K.
Everyone there takes great care of my son, very accommodating as well!
V J.
Awesome service! Everyone is so friendly and the service is excellent!
Letia W.
Great customer service and the dentist does great work.
Tiffany F.
Everyone seems competent, professional and kind.
Lucy B.
My experience was smooth and easy. Zero pain during the procedure as well as after. Staff was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend.
That G.
This doctor is so awesome with my kids.
Joshua B.
Staff focused on outstanding professional dental services delivered in a caring, thoughtful manner in which I want to continue our relationship.
James H.
Great service.
Akshun Y.
I love Dr. Milkey my daughter is so comfortable with her and I know she loves the kids and is concerned about their well being. Also, the staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcome.
Payden R.
First visit. People seemed very nice. Appointment was on time. Panule and Rennia took good care of me.
Timothy L.
Love the staff and dentist
Lee H.
Great service
John H.
Dr Nayar is very good and honest!
Roderick B.
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