As the famous health mantra says, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” But did you know that munching the popular fruit every day can also be beneficial to a child’s oral health? The tasty fruit is loaded with vitamins and minerals necessary for keeping, building, and maintaining the overall dental health.
We at Madison Family Dental believe that every child’s oral health is essential. For parents, the best way to help their kids attain an excellent state of the mouth, teeth, and gums is by establishing good dental health as early as possible. To do this, expose them to different preventive care procedures or take them to us at Madison Family Dental for their Pediatric Dental needs. You can also educate them the right oral hygiene practices at home. Keep track of their brushing activity by preparing a tooth brushing calendar for kids. By doing so, you can ensure that they follow the rule of brushing the teeth twice daily for two minutes time.
Moreover, another way of taking care of their dental health is by encouraging them to eat healthy and teeth-friendly foods. Since apples are one of the known favorite fruit of children, we make a list of recipes to help them enjoy it even more.
- Apple Dipped in Yogurt
This easy apple slices recipes can make a good after-school snack for your kids! The protein-rich dip yogurt could keep their tummy satisfied until dinner. You can add a teaspoon of cinnamon and vanilla extract to the yogurt for extra flavors!
- Apple Sandwiches
Instead of using pieces of bread, make use of the two slices of apple and fill it with tasty stuffings like peanut butter or cheese. You can make it more fun by sprinkling raisins or sunflower seeds onto the fillings.
- Apple Salad
Prepare this nutritious snack that your kids will surely love! Mix together one large chopped apple, slices of celery, ¼ cup of mayonnaise, peanuts, and raisins in a bowl and keep it in the refrigerator to chill. If ready to be served, take it out and arrange lettuce leaves on the plate, scoop the salad and place it on top for your kid’s crunchy snack!
The many benefits of apples to the teeth and mouth are overwhelming. Aside from acting as a scraper that scrubs the plaques and other particles in the teeth, its juiciness can also wash away stains and moisten the mouth to avoid dryness that can cause bad breath!
Madison Family Dental is always ready to take action involving you and your child’s oral health. If you want to experience secure and more child-friendly Pediatric Dentistry Services in Dumont, NJ, contact us and book your appointment at 79 East Madison Av., Dumont, NJ 07628.