September 20, 2013

Limiting Sugar Intake For Healthier Los Angeles Kids

Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, oral health

Every health-conscious Los Angeles parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for California kids – and plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages.

Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many Los Angeles parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But there is also sugar lurking in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.

Here are some popular Beverly Hills kid’s snacks with significant amounts of sugar:

yogurt covered raisinsfruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varietiesrice cakesmany brands of yogurt including the hand-held typejuice drinksflavored milkbarbecue saucefruit smoothiescereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your Los Angeles child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks at your Hollywood market, Beverly Hills convenience store or Century City recreation center snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar is only one diet component that impacts Beverly Hills kids’ dental health. If your son’s or daughter’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles, we provide high-quality general and cosmetic dentistry to patients in the California communities of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Century City. The team at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry pampers our youngest patients. If you have a toddler who has not visited a dentist, call us today to book a first-time dental check-up. Our number is 877-703-7062.