Making the Right Food Choices

In addition to avoiding the frequent use of juice and soda, caretakers must be mindful of seemingly "innocent" products, such as "sport drinks" and processed fruit products. Potato chips and other refined, processed carbohydrate snacks can be broken down into simple sugars which allow the bacteria to ferment the sugars into acids. Frequent consumption of these foods can lead to caries.

Encourage caregivers to offer lower carbohydrate or sugar free, dentally appropriate snacks.