NB Dental – Bulk Bill Dentists, Brisbane
Diet is not only important for your child’s health it also plays an essential role in your child’s dental health. Compared to the 1990’s, the rate of dental decay is on the rise. Below are some suggestions NB Dental, Bulk Bill Dentists Brisbane have made for tooth friendly snacks for kids that won’t contribute to dental decay.
Teeth friendly snacks:
- Fruit e.g. bananas, apples – low in acid and sugar
- Plain popcorn
- Veggie sticks
Always ensure you or your children are washing down snacks with a glass of water
Worst snacks for kids that increase the risk of decay
- Dried fruits
- Peanut butter
- Snack bars (muesli bars)
- Any sticky foods
Unfortunately, 50% of twelve year old children experience tooth decay in their permanent teeth.
Top Causes of tooth decay:
- Sugary, fizzy and sports drinks (including sugar free which are high in acid)
- Sweets and sugary snacks
- Snacking between meals
- Incorrect Brushing technique
- Not Flossing
Early signs of tooth decay can be hard to catch. The first sign of tooth decay is when teeth develop a dull, white band along the gum line (the area at the base of the teeth, near the gums). Other early stages of decay might include brown spots on the teeth, and the gums might be red and swollen.
In more advanced stages of tooth decay, blackened areas show up on the teeth, and the gums still look red and swollen.
If you think your child has tooth decay or want to find out more book an appointment today with NB Dental – Bulk Bill Dentists Brisbane by calling 07 3366 4298