Tooth-Friendly Tips for February

Saliva flow decreases during sleep. Without enough saliva, teeth are less able to repair themselves

  • Limit between-meal snacks. This reduces the number of acid attacks on teeth and gives teeth a chance to repair themselves.

  • Save candy, cookies, soda, and other sugary drinks for special occasions

  • Limit fruit juice. 4 oz daily for toddlers age 1-3 years old

  • Limit fruit juice. 4 to 6 oz daily for children ages 4-6

  • Limit fruit juice. 8 oz for ages seven through 18 years old

  • Make sure your child does not eat or drink anything with sugar in it after bedtime tooth brushing.