1. Diet

The diet, that is, the food and drinks your child consumes, has a great influence on the health of the teeth.

Discerning diet for a healthy dentition!

The better the child is nourished, the lower the caries risk. Often the nutritive value of a diet is badly understood and can lead to the loss of the substance of the teeth. Through our diet analysis we try to help your child maintain a good oral health.

Suggestions of a good diet:

 

Daily at least:

  • One warm meal
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 2 pieces of fruit
  • 3 portions of vegetables
  • 1 slice of whole-wheat bread
  • 0.5 litre of water per 10 kg body weight

Valuable tips:

  • Sweets as little as possible
  • Better to have a big portion of sweets once than to nibble sweets the whole day long
  • Fruit juices or sweet drinks should be taken only during the main meals
  • At least 3 portions of vegetables
  • Whole-wheat bread is better than white bread
  • Strong spices and herbs stimulate the production of saliva
  • Chewing gum after food prevents the building of acid, thereby preventing caries
  • Beware! Even condiments (e.g. ketchup) could contain sugar