As part of Oral Health Month, the Canadian Dental Association is making several recommendations for smart snacking for kids and parents.
. Limit the number of times a day your child eats or drinks sugars.
. Avoid sugary treats that stay in the mouth for a long time like hard candy or lollipops.
. Avoid soft, sticky sweets that get stuck in teeth.
. Serve sweets for dessert while there is still plenty of saliva in your child's mouth to wash away the sugars.
. Serve juice and milk during or at the end of mealtime.
Drink water between meals.
. Serve vegetables, cheese, nuts or seeds for snacks.
. Have your child brush her teeth at least twice a day and before going to bed.
Source: Canadian Dental Association