One of the most important things you can do to help your child enjoy a healthy mouth is to make sure that he or she eats a balanced, nutritious diet. During your child’s regular checkups, Dr. Sunny and Dr. Nobel will review your child’s diet and make any necessary recommendations to improve their nutrition. For more information about diet and your child’s oral health in Ventura, California, and to make an appointment with our pediatric dentists, please contact our office today at 805-644-5516.
We recommend that you limit the amount of sugars and starches that your child eats. Your child’s diet should contain plenty of vegetables, fruits, breads, dairy, meat, and fish. Sugary drinks, such as juices and soda, should also be limited.
Do not put your child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup of sweet or sugary liquids, as this increases their risk for tooth decay. We recommend that you give your child a pacifier to self-sooth instead. If your child insists on having a drink with them in bed, make sure that it contains only water. Before putting him or her to bed, ensure that they are finished eating, and carefully clean their teeth and gums.
If you have questions about the most beneficial diet for your child, please call or visit Sunny Smiles Dentistry or your child’s physician.