It is essential to be aware that tooth decay is related to eating foods rich in sugar and cooked starches too often, especially foods that stay in the mouth longer because they are soft and sticky. Cavities can begin in between teeth before you can see them. Encourage your child to drink, or rinse, with water after snacks.
Your goal as a parent is to encourage moderation and to teach good food habits early on. Get children involved in planning and preparing meals. Encourage your child to drink water frequently, and to brush their teeth when they get home from school after their snack, to counter-act the effect of constant snacking through-out the day.
Call (08) 8212 6335 today to discuss the effects of sugar in your child’s diet.