Healthy Habits

Drink plain water

Drink unsweetened tea

Brush with baking soda

Floss before bed

​2 minute brushing

Read labels for sugar content


​4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon

Plain water is your child's healthiest drink

Healthy School Snacks are Whole Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts & Seeds


Mushrooms
Peas
Tomatoes
Plain rice cakes
Apples

Oranges

Melons
Almonds

Pears

Kiwi
Seeds

Nuts

Plums

Berries

Nectarines
Broccoli

Peaches
Carrots

Cherries
Cauliflower

Bananas

Celery sticks  

These foods
contain starches that contribute to dental decay.

crackers
pretzels
chips


Food packages have many words for sugar

high fructose corn syrup

brown sugar

corn sugar

caramel

dextrose

fruit sugar

glucose

lactose
maltose

molasses

raw sugar

sucrose

honey


Foods containing these ingredients are NOT  Healthy Snacks

Carrots are a great healthy snack

DentalCharity

Who else would shop for cases of baking soda other then your dental hygienist?

Dental Health tips for Infant to 1 year


 Tooth decay can be spread. Don’t share things from your

mouth with the baby.


Wipe out baby’s mouth with a clean, soft cloth after each feeding.


 If a bottle must be used at bed or nap time, use water

only.


 Begin using a cup at mealtimes when baby is about six months old.


Clean baby’s teeth 2 times a day with a small, soft

toothbrush.


Ask your child’s doctor or dentist for an oral

health assessment as soon as your child gets their first tooth.


Toddler: Age 1 to 3


 Brush your child’s teeth with a soft brush 2 times a day.

No more bottles or sippy cups by 14 months.


Avoid sweet drinks, candy, and soda.