Limiting Sugar Intake For Healthier Derry Kids

Family Dentist Derry

Every health-conscious Derry parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for New Hampshire 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 Derry 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 Manchester kid’s snacks with significant amounts of sugar:

yogurt covered raisins
fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
rice cakes
many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type
juice drinks
flavored milk
barbecue sauce
fruit smoothies
cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your Derry child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks at your Londonderry market, Manchester convenience store, or Windham recreation center snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar is only one diet component that impacts Manchester kids’ oral 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 Vanguard Dental Group in Derry, we provide high-quality children’s, general, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in the New Hampshire communities of Derry, Londonderry, and Windham. The team at Vanguard Dental Group pampers our youngest patients. If you have a toddler who has not visited a dentist, call us today to schedule a first-time dental check-up. Our number is 855-347-3660.