Where There Is No Dentist 2012
EAT ONLY GOOD HEALTHY FOODS
The best food is food that you grow or raise yourself. Mix different kinds of
food together and eat several times a day. This helps your body as well as
your teeth and gums to stay strong and healthy. Traditional food is usually
Sweet food, especially the kind you buy from the store, can mix with germs
and make cavities—holes in the teeth. Soft food sticks to the teeth easily
and it, too, can make a coating of germs and food on the teeth that starts an
infection in the gums—gum disease.
Soft and sweet food
and drinks with a lot
of sugar are bad for
both teeth and gums.
Breast feed to help a child’s teeth
grow and stay strong. An older child
can drink from a cup.
Do not give a baby anything to drink
from a bottle. Sweet tea, sugar water or
fruit juice can easily make holes in the
GOOD FOR TEETH
BAD FOR TEETH
Even milk has sugar that can wash over the baby’s teeth and cause cavities
when it comes from a bottle.