Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, your child's teeth can stay healthy and strong throughout their entire lifetime.
It's important to realize that what kids eat - and when they eat it - may affect not only their overall general health, but also their oral health. Almost all foods have some type of sugar that cannot and should not be eliminated from our diet. Many of these foods contain important nutrients and add enjoyment to eating. But there is a risk for tooth decay from a diet high in sugars and starches. The average U.S. teenage boy drinks 81 gallons of soft drinks each year! A steady diet of sugary foods and drinks can ruin teeth, especially among those who snack throughout the day.
So what can you do to reduce your child's risk of tooth decay?
If your child is overdue for their exam and cleaning, please call the StarBrite Dental office today at (301) 770-1070 to schedule their appointment. We offer convenient Thursday evening and Saturday appointments if you prefer that they do not miss any school.