Johnsburg dentists, Dr. Laura Adams and Dr. Tom Kaczynski, say there is a strong connection between good nutrition and dental health.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Eating a healthy balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean protein and low-fat dairy products and whole grains that provide essential nutrients for optimum oral health and overall health.
Encourage your children to choose healthy snacks instead of sugary candy. Drinking carbonated beverages with sugar washes teeth in acid and sugar which increases the risk of dental caries. The acid wears away the teeth (erosion) and the sugar leads to an accumulation of plaque which causes dental caries.