5 unhealthy foods that can affect your child's dental health
We already announced it last week: In today's blog post, we take a closer look at 5 foods that are bad for children's teeth. Try to eliminate as many of them as possible from your diet or replace them with foods that promote your child's dental health. So which foods are bad for your children's health?
1. hard candies and toffees
Sweets ruin your children's teeth and that's not all, because eating sweets also damages your teeth. Sweets are incredibly high in sugar and can even get stuck in the tooth cavity or small cavities.
Also avoid foods that contain artificial sweeteners, as they can have equally harmful effects on your teeth
2. pickles and gherkins
Pickles and gherkins can be very tasty when combined with your favourite food. However, the spicy pickles are anything but good for your teeth. Pickles in particular are pickled in vinegar. The acetic acid can attack your mucous membranes and your teeth. If you brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water after eating a pickle, you can enjoy it in moderation.
3. carbonated drinks
Carbonated drinks in particular are popular with children. However, carbonated drinks are not so good for the teeth. They contain acid that can attack your children's sensitive tooth enamel. Besides carbonic acid, many soft drinks and lemonades also contain far too much sugar.
4. processed dried fruit
Dried fruits are healthy for your body, but they are considered bad for your teeth. This is mainly because many manufacturers add huge amounts of sugar. This not only makes the fruit particularly sweet, but also preserves it. If you want to eat dried fruit with your children, make sure that no sugar has been added.
5. replace canned fruit with fresh fruit
Canned fruit is bad for your teeth. Eating too much fruit can cause problems with your teeth. This canned fruit is delicious, but unhealthy. It has been proven that canned fruit can be harmful to your teeth. Research has shown that most of these canned fruits contain so much sugar that they can damage your teeth. Canned fruits are often enriched with sugar syrup.
Instead of canned fruit, we recommend:
- Nuts, eggs and carrots
- Dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese
- Green leafy vegetables
- Fresh apples, melons, pears and strawberries
To compensate for any malnutrition, we recommend that you and your whole family clean your teeth with our emmi®-dent ultrasonic toothbrush.