Nutrition and Oral Health

Establishing good nutritional habits for your child can be especially beneficial to promote good eating patterns and food choices for the rest of his or her life. Think of your child’s mouth as the doorway to the rest of the body. Whatever gets consumed not only affects your child’s growth, development, weight, and energy levels, but oral health as well. Eating a nutritious, balanced diet is vital for the development of strong, healthy teeth.

General Tips for a Healthy Diet and a Healthy Mouth

  • Limit your child’s consumption of sugary foods and beverages. When plaque combines with the sugars and starches, an acid is produced that attacks enamel on the teeth, and eventually causes decay.
  • Make sure your child’s diet includes a balance of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protein, and dairy products. The nutrients found in these foods are important to his or her growth and health.
  • Look for sugar in unexpected places. Many foods that make up a balanced, healthy diet contain sugar — including fruit, some vegetables, and milk. The best time to eat these is during meal time, not as a snack.
  • Speaking of snacks, limit your child’s snacking to only a few per day, and make sure they’re nutritious!
  • Fun foods, like candy and starchy snacks, should be reserved for special occasions, not everyday snacking.
  • When he or she is old enough, let your child chew sugar-free gum that carries the ADA seal. Chewing sugar-free gum increases saliva flow, which washes away food debris and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria.
  • Ensure your child brushes twice a day and flosses to eliminate food debris that leads to harmful plaque and bacteria, and causes tooth decay.

Our services

The services we offer are a complete range of children’s dentistry. We provide basic quality care like exams and cleanings all the way up to specialized procedures, and even hospital dentistry. We are one of a few practices offering four types of sedation dentistry for children for added comfort, when prescribed or necessary. We believe in providing quality care to every patient and we design our treatment plans based on individual needs, not fee schedules. We accept most private insurances, and we file all claims with your insurance company on your behalf and even offer flexible payment plans and CareCredit.

Insurance

Our Rio Rancho pediatric dental practice happily accepts all private insurance and cash payments for your child’s dental needs

Pediatric Dentist's

A pediatric dentist has an additional two to three years of specialized training after dental school and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years including those with special needs.

Pediatric Dental Emergencies

If you face a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. If you need urgent treatment after hours, you can call our emergency number.

Sedation Dentistry

There are times when our dentists recommend some type of sedation, based on the severity or length of procedure.

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