Sugary Cereal: How To Deal With This One!

Of course, you want your kids’ smiles to look healthy and to actually be healthy. You don’t want your kiddos to go through any of the sensations that can come with dental cavities either, if you can help it. So, what to do when your kids are absolutely mad about enjoying a certain sugary cereal in the morning but you just can’t stand for letting them coat their teeth in sugars first thing in the day? Fortunately, there are ways to help you feel better, to protect your kids’ teeth from tooth decay, and even to assist you in finding ways to make morning a little healthier. Our Dallas, TX practice offers some simple yet helpful ideas!

Offer It As Dessert Instead Of Breakfast

It can be very difficult to watch your child eat a bowl of sugary cereal at any time of day! In the morning, however, it can feel very challenging. It’s the start of a new day and what you don’t want is to immediately begin essentially gambling with your child’s oral health. Instead, skip the promotion of tooth decay first thing. Offer it as a dessert in your house instead. As a result, you can plan for something nutritious before school. Then, only after dinner can your little ones indulge in this (which will soon be followed by dental hygiene!).

Try Out Exciting But Less Sugary Options

When you can actually see the sugar coating each cereal ring, flake, etc., it can feel very upsetting. Remember: There are lots of cereals out there! Many of them will appear exciting to your kiddos without having a super high sugar content. Do just a bit of research by perusing the cereal aisle for options. Or, consider giving your children some low-sugar cereal and adding fruit to the bowl for extra flavor and sweetness.

Remember That Sealants Will Help

Our team knows that as a parent, sometimes you’re okay with things like sugary cereal, even though you know they aren’t exactly preventing tooth decay. Perhaps you like your sugary cereal in the morning! Whatever the case, don’t overlook the significance of choosing dental sealants. They will help stop the development of decay on young smiles because they create an obstacle (a barrier) over back teeth surfaces used for chewing. So, when kids crunch on those spoonfuls of cereal, they won’t be packing sugar into their tooth grooves!

Protect Kids During Breakfast With Simple Tips

Take our suggestions to heart when it comes to things like sugary cereals that you are okay with your kids eating sometimes but for which you really need some extra help! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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