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Redmond Kids Dentistry December 2016 Newsletter
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Eating Greens Can Help Your Child's Dental Health
Green vegetables have a multitude of health benefits. They need to regularly be eaten by all of us, no matter our age. However, if you can put greens into your child's diet from a young age, they are more likely to have those benefits throughout their entire lives.

What Green Vegetables Have to Offer
One of the biggest benefits of eating green vegetables is balancing the pH of your mouth and the rest of your body. Instead of having a system that is full of acid or alkaline properties, which can increase inflammation and how often you feel ill, you are able to have a balanced system and better overall health. They are also good sources of the vitamins and minerals that boost your dental health, such as calcium or vitamin A.

How to Slip a Few Green Vegetables into Your Meals
Most kids do not like eating green vegetables if they know they are eating them. If your child does, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of the parents out there, slipping a little in here and there is possible. Add some finely chopped greens into salads, puree a bit and add it into soups and stews, or even combine it with juiced fruits to give them these health benefits they need.

Even a little bit will help, so keep trying if your child doesn't eat them. Any of these benefits are better than none of them. Perhaps you can try having one day of each week where new foods are added to a meal as a regular routine. That can open them up to trying new foods plus give them the benefits those foods can provide.

Reading with Your Kids Can Help Overcome Dentist Fears
There are many books out there that can help kids learn more about going to the dentist. If you read these types of books with your child, you could help them see the benefits of going to the dentist regularly and alleviate any fear they may be feeling. Pick a wide variety of books and read them regularly prior to their first appointment.

Types of Dental Books to Read with Them
The types of books that you choose can help your child get used to the idea of going to the dentist. There are many great books that talk about the first visit to the dentist, and others are about what a dentist does while you sit in their chair. Some books also talk about the overall benefits that your dentist can provide. Make sure the books are age appropriate and that they are written from a variety of perspectives. The more you can vary the books the better prepared your child will be prior to their first appointment.

Getting Enough Calcium When You Suffer from Lactose Intolerance
It can be difficult to get enough calcium when dairy cannot be a part of your daily diet. For those who suffer from lactose intolerance, this can be a regular issue. Calcium improves overall health, including oral health. If you need to add more calcium to your diet but cannot have dairy in your diet, consider these foods:

• Fish like sardines and canned salmon are good sources of calcium.
• Beans and other legumes, like black-eyed peas, are also abundant sources of calcium.
• Leafy green veggies are also a great option, such as bok choy, turnip greens, and kale.
• Seaweed gives your body a ton of nutrients, including large quantities of calcium.
• Oranges and orange juice provide a lot of Vitamin C and a good amount of calcium.

By adding some of these foods into your diet, you will have several sources of the calcium your body needs.

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



Redmond Kids Dentistry | www.redmondkidsdentistry.com | (425) 558-4562
16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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