We are well aware of the harmful effects of refined sugars on our children's teeth. We also observed that children have teeth and teeth from very small to use, to chew. What is convenient for children to eat? The foods that benefit children are exactly ... all. All, if we understand by 'food' what n
We are well aware of the harmful effects of refined sugars on our children's teeth. We also observed that children have teeth and teeth from very small to use, to chew. What is convenient for children to eat?
The foods that benefit children are exactly ... all. All, if we understand by 'food' what nature gives us, and we eat with a minimum processed.
Foods that are beneficial and most harmful to children's teeth
In a balanced diet, there are no harmful foods. A child who eats varied fruit, bites or large chunks that he can handle, will develop not only the ability to chew by understanding the texture and the hardness and flavor of the food, but will also make the child improve coordination eye-hand-mouth when reaching with your hand the piece and bring it to the mouth.
It is true that children should not be given chewed things, but neither literally nor figuratively. Perhaps the only foods that should worry us if consumed assiduously and between hours are raisins, dried apricots, dates, etc. because of its high content of sugars but above all because due to its adherence they stay in contact with the masticatory surfaces of the molars for a long time. The most beneficial fruits for the mouth are más those harder and more fibrous and with a moderate fructose content .Children's vegetables and teeth
With fresh vegetables, the same thing happens. The texture of fresh or undercooked foods (that we can not crush between the fingers) allows the sweeping of the dental surfaces by the food itself, as well as
favor the growth of the bones and muscles of the mouth and therefore of face. They also increase the amount of saliva, which is one of the anti-caries insurance that we naturally have in the mouth. There is no better 'bad habit' for a child than to go picking up pieces of vegetables while trying to make a salad. Broccoli, garlic and green pepper to a certain extent
protect against decay when consumed raw or undercooked (which are not very soft). A child who has all kinds of healthy foods at his disposal will be perfectly capable of spontaneously deciding what to eat, so it is important to have fresh foods at his / her disposal. If there are cookies, it will go to get cookies. But if there is an attractive container with sticks and colored balls (carrot, red pepper, peas freshly removed from the pod ...) you will love to take that to your mouth. What foods children can eat between meals
To eat between meals it is better for the child to have a sandwich with bread stick, and if possible ham, which
requires strongly incisive with the incisors and pull while holding the sandwich , better than a sandwich of mold bread, which does not require much effort and also because of its consistency is more stuck to the molars and for a longer time increasing the risk of decay.Processed food
, juices, yoghurts, milkshakes, chips and all kinds of bag snacks, dairy desserts, cookies (organic, integral and for diabetics included), baby and adult cereals, chocolate, cereal bars, etc. etc. they arehigh risk of caries and we must bear in mind that it is not good for the teeth to take them between meals, for dessert or with a frequency higher than 2-3 times per week.