As you know, your diet can have a huge impact on your overall health. But did you know that your diet can also impact your dental health? Furthermore, your child’s diet can have a major impact on their dental health. Naturally, foods like sugar and coffee can have an immediate impact, but the vitamins and minerals your child gets—or doesn’t get—can have a long-term impact.
For instance, if your child doesn’t get enough vitamin D, their teeth could become weak. A deficiency in calcium or magnesium could also have similar effects. Vitamin C deficiency could also lead a number of issues, including infection. Vitamin B deficiency can also lead to annoyances like canker sores, bad breath, and a burning sensation inside the mouth itself.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your little one’s teeth. For instance, you can give your children enough vitamin B by including foods such as avocados, bananas, and eggs into their diet. You can give your child vitamin C through foods like dark vegetables, peppers, strawberries, and kiwis. Finally, vitamin D, magnesium, and calcium can be found in fatty fish and dairy.
If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to help your child get the nutrients they need, and what these nutrients can do for your child’s teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Great Lakes Family Dental at 517.787.0550. Dr. Asha Kinra and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.