Foods to Avoid

Girl_4.jpgThe Best Foods for Your Child's Oral Health

  Drs. Julia Schreiber, LaKeshia Thomas, and Benjamin Cumbus at Dentistry for Children are committed to providing children in the Montgomery & Wetumpka area with high quality dental care. We believe that good oral health begins at a young age. Introducing your child to healthy habits, such as brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups, at a young age will help them develop a lifelong commitment to a healthy smile. Additionally, it is important to teach your child which foods are good for their teeth and which foods are best to avoid. The following table shows which foods are best for optimum oral health. Please review this list carefully, and review it with your child.

Healthy Foods & Snacks for Good Dental Hygiene


Eat More of These

Eat Less of These

Dairy Group

Milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese

Chocolate milk, ice cream, shakes, pudding, cocoa, sherbet

Fruit & Vegetable Group

All fresh fruits and vegetables and their unsweetened juices: apples, oranges, peaches, grapes, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe

Raisins, dried fruits, Fruit Rollo-Ups, sweetened canned fruit and vegetable juices, powdered drinks, jams, jelly, preserves, Gatorade, Hi-C, Kool-Aid

Bread & Cereal Group

Popcorn, crackers, pretzels, potato chips, Cheez-Its, Doritos

Cookies, pies, cakes, mints, caramels, doughnuts, sweetened cereals

Meat & Fish Group

Peanut, eggs, peanut butter, lunchmeats

Meats with sugared glazes or added sugar, sugar or candy-coated nuts


Sugarless gum, diet drinks, sugarless candy, olives, pickles, coffee and tea with artificial sweeteners, Nutra-sweet

Gum, candy, Jell-O, syrups, frosting, caramels, toffee, coffee and tea with sugar

Contact Your Montgomery or Wetumpka Pediatric Dentist Today!

Thank you for choosing Dentistry for Children as your child's pediatric dental provider. Our first priority is to provide your child with high quality dental treatment while making them feel comfortable and happy. To make an appointment, please don't hesitate to call us at our Montgomery or Wetupmka offices. We look forward to hearing from you!