Snack Alternatives for Better Teeth

Snack Alternatives for Better Teeth
Posted on 07/01/2020
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Nutritious, healthy foods are necessary for growing teeth and growing children. At the pediatric dentistry of Dr. Jacob Myers, we want to educate our little patients and their families on the best snacks for their teeth. We understand that kids need snacks between meal times, especially ones on the go. For this reason, our children’s dentist in East Lansing wants to give you some quick healthy options to eat in between meals that your kids will love. Check out our snacks for healthy teeth and big smiles!

Scheduled Snack Times

Scheduled Snack Times

Routine is everything with kids. Snack time is no different. A routine, scheduled snack time is actually great for kids because they’ll know exactly when they can enjoy a snack, it’s better for their teeth, it ensures they are not grazing on sugary foods throughout the day, and it’s perfect to give parents a little break. Our pediatric dentist in East Lansing recommends having a snack time between breakfast and lunch and then again between lunch and dinner. Here are the foods we suggest:

Between Breakfast & Lunch Snack Time: a piece of fruit, cut up raw vegetables, nuts, nut butter on apple slices or celery, or a hard boiled egg. All of these options are low in sugar and good for your child’s growing body.

Between Lunch & Dinner Snack Time: cut up raw vegetables, vegetable/fruit smoothie, cheese sticks, or a yogurt low in sugar. Again, these snack options are low in sugar, but are also easy options to pack on the go that will keep your child full and occupied.

Contact Your Local East Lansing Pediatric Dentist Today!

If you have questions or concerns about what your child should eat during snack time, never hesitate to ask our children’s dentist. Our team will be happy to discuss snack options and find something that works well for your little one and their growing teeth. To schedule your next appointment with our pediatric dentist, contact our East Lansing office directly or request a visit online. We look forward to seeing you soon!