Limiting Sugar Intake For Healthier Royal Oak Kids

Royal Oak Family Dentist

Every health-conscious Royal Oak parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for Michigan kids – and plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages.

Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many Royal Oak parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But there is also sugar lurking in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.

Here are some popular Birmingham, MI kid’s snacks with significant amounts of sugar:

yogurt covered raisins
fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
rice cakes
many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type
juice drinks
flavored milk
barbecue sauce
fruit smoothies
cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your Royal Oak child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks at your Royal Oak market, Birmingham, MI convenience store or Birmingham MI recreation center snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar is only one diet component that impacts Birmingham, MI kids’ oral health. If your son’s or daughter’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.

At Duffield Dentistry in Royal Oak, we provide high-quality children’s, general, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in the Michigan communities of Royal Oak, Royal Oak, and Birmingham MI.
The team at Duffield Dentistry pampers our youngest patients. If you have a toddler who has not visited a dentist, call us today to book a first-time dental check-up. Our number is (248) 541-1388.

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