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97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, this week’s Y-Country Medical Minute topic covers a few tips to help your child keep their smile healthy.

Know The Limits

Avoid sugary treats, juices, and soda.   According to the American Dental Association, when mixed with your child’s saliva, the sugar creates an acid that can cause tooth decay.

Try to stay away from fruit juice even if there is no sugar added if possible.  Fruits contain natural sugar that can cause tooth decay.   If your child is already accustomed to drinking juice, it is suggested to only allow the child to drink a small amount of fruit juice at meal time followed by a drink of water to help reduce the remaining sugar and acid on the teeth.

 Water Rules

Water is the best beverage choice for your teeth, especially fluoridated water.  Fluoride helps to strengthen your child’s teeth to help prevent tooth decay and cavities.

Speaking of Protein

Adding healthy proteins such as lean meats, fish, and eggs help strengthen your teeth and are good for your child’s overall health.

 Sugary snacks are bad, but what about fruit?

Fruits and Veggies are not only good for your child’s overall health, they are also good for their teeth.  High in fiber and water, fruits and veggies make a great snack and are part of a balanced diet.

Y-Country Medical Minute
Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.