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​Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

  • NO juice in bottles.
  • Apple juice is one the hardest on teeth, so limit that juice.
  • Avoid sugar drinks such as prepackaged juice drinks: Gatorade, Sunny Delight, and box drinks have a lot of sugar which can damage teeth.
  • Other juice for breakfast is okay.
  • Regular pop has 16 teaspoons of sugar in one can!
  • Keep sugar-free gum on hand for a treat.  Look for xylitol on the label.
  • Offer a variety of vegetable, fruits, and dairy products for healthy eating.
  • If you or your family is going to have a sweet snack, it is better to eat sweets with or right after the meal than by themselves.
  • Avoid sharing cups and silverware.  Bacteria that cause tooth decay can spread from parent to child.
  • Sticky candies (taffy, caramels, fruit snacks or rollups) stay on the teeth longer.
  • Small amounts of chocolates are okay-just brush afterward!