During the school year parents usually spend more time away from their children than with them. Besides dinner time, with work, school and extracurricular activities parents feel blessed to even spend just a couple of hours a day with their child. When life happens and there isn't much down time, making sure your child's nutrition is on board as well as their whole body is vital; this includes their dental and oral health as well.
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While it may be hard to know exactly what your child is putting into their mouths, it is not impossible. Instilling healthy habits and smart food choices can make a world of a difference on your child as well as you. Here are a couple quick and healthy food options that allows you to take part a large role in their everyday nutrition as well as showing them love with every meal they eat.
Breakfast. We all know as a parent mornings aren't often filled with a whole lot of time. They can usually feel rushed and chaotic especially when having to get yourself and your child ready to be out the door before 9am. Aside from the getting ready part, breakfast just seems impossible at this point. But taking time and choosing to start the day off right for the whole family will drastically improve your everyday morning. Opt for foods rich in Vitamin D and calcium. Growing little ones need all the strength they can get for strong bones as well as their teeth. Also, include crunchy and firm fruits to act as plaque removers and increase saliva production that provide clean and shiny smiles.
Snack Break. Kids and snacks go hand in hand, and adding a snack throughout the day is vital in keeping you going and giving you that much needed mid-day energy boost. Healthy snack finding isn't as hard as it may seem and finding these foods will also satisfy your child's inevitable snack tooth craving. A bowl of fruit is perfect for a sugar craving and can provide them with natural sugars without a crash. Veggies are another great option in snacking and can clean your child's teeth with all of its rich vitamins and minerals it contains.
Lunch Time! Prepping your child's lunch doesn't have to be a science project full of a variety of unhealthy packaged and sugary items. Kids are attracted to bright colors and fruit, veggies, cheeses and possibly meats are just the ticket. You can make their lunch fun by cutting out the foods in different shapes via cookie cutters while keeping your child entertained and convinced-haha! A healthy variety of all these foods will keep your child's mind body and teeth happy and healthy, and keep them smiling!
About Johnson Family Dentistry
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We feel that the purpose of our practice is to provide optimum dental care for each of our patients. It is our mission to deal with each person as if they were a member of our family and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions.