Nutritional Education & Dental Heath
Your kiddo’s diet can have a huge impact on their health. At Milestone Kids Dentistry, we believe that proper nutrition through a balanced diet is the first step towards a happy and healthy lifestyle.
What is Nutritional Education?
Nutritional education is a non-judgemental program that helps guide parents with the right food for their growing superstar. While you may not realize it, a pediatric dentist is often one of the first people who can see the effects of your little one’s diet. Your child’s diet plays a big role in ensuring they develop a beautiful, beaming smile.
Nutritional education guides patients on the right path towards healthy – and yummy – dietary habits that improve their child’s oral health. Nutritional deficiencies and imbalances can have serious consequences. We want to make sure we do our part to help you access the information you need to ensure your child is happy and healthy.
Of course, we don’t believe in shaming anyone for their diet choices. Our experts know that every person has a unique lifestyle that affects their health. It’s not up to us to enforce these rules, rather they are guidelines that fit into your life. We will work with you to find an appropriate level of intervention, in a way that works best for you and your kiddo!
Why Nutrition is Important For Your Child’s Health?
What we eat is super important to the health of our teeth, especially for growing children. Nutrients in food can help grow tissue, maintain healthy gums, and avoid disease, so your little one can grow big and tall like a tree. While these nutrient-rich foods help children develop, surgery foods and empty calories can seriously compromise their dental development.
Our smart and friendly professionals know the ins-and-outs of good dental hygiene and can set your little one up with a nutritional plan that’s both healthy and yummy. We want to check that your child gets all the vitamins, protein, fiber, and calcium they need to develop a beautiful smile. Schedule a new patient cleaning and exam, and we will create a personal nutritional plan that your kiddo will love!
What to Expect From Nutritional Education
Nutritional education starts with an initial assessment. During your assessment, we will take a peek in your kiddo’s mouth, ask about dietary habits, and strategize future plans. From there, we’ll create a nutritional plan that fits into your family’s lifestyle.
We’ll make sure not to cut out any of your child’s favorite treats but create a plan to have their cake and eat it too (but not forget the veggies). Our team will make sure they eat and drink all the things they need to develop great dietary habits that result in a lifetime of healthy hygiene. For example, including more foods like that contain protein and calcium can help developing teeth.
At Milestone Kids Dentistry, we don’t believe in one-size-fits all solutions. We know that nutrition is a journey and everyone has a unique lifestyle. It’s our hope that we can help your child create a rewarding relationship with their smile and their overall health.