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Do you want your child to have a top-notch oral health and smile? If so, you need to teach them about tooth-healthy foods in addition to brushing and flossing. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Eudoro Vallejo, is happy to give you the tips you need.

The first thing you can do is tell them about the tooth-healthy foods available, like fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Then, give them the job of monitoring the produce in the house. Ask them to make a list of the fruits and vegetables you need when you take a trip to the store. When you’re at the store, teach your child how to pick the fresh vegetables and fruits. You can even ask the store produce person to provide a little tutorial. Kids love learning and responsibility, and they’ll be so excited about the different foods that can help their little chompers!

Another thing you can do is invite your child to help you in the kitchen. As you make meals and snacks, show them how to use tooth-healthy ingredients to make those meals and snacks. You can even have them wash and peel the fruits and vegetables before you include them in the mixing bowl!

Call Eudoro Vallejo at 201-457-9595 today if you have any questions or if you would like more information. Our dental team is happy to tell you how to teach your child about tooth-healthy foods in Hackensack, New Jersey.