Did you know that improving your child's nutrition helps prevent tooth decay?

The consumption of products with a high sugar content such as juices, milkshakes, soft drinks, biscuits, chocolates, sweets... is currently one of the most influential factors in the appearance of tooth decay. That is why we must take care of our children's diet and teach them to eat healthily.

Childhood is one of the most important steps to establish good habits, as good or bad habits can lead to food-related problems in adulthood, such as obesity, hypertension or type II diabetes.

The health of baby teeth is important, even though these teeth will eventually be shed, as they perform such important functions as the mastication, formation, correct relationship between maxilla and mandible, as well as, maintaining the necessary space that allows a correct replacement of their permanent teeth, reducing the risk of malformations in the bones of the face that require future orthopaedics/orthodontics. 

In addition, the roots of the milk teeth are very close to the roots of the baby teeth. permanent teeth, Any infection of the teeth can lead to alterations in the shape and colour of the permanent teeth. 


The youngest members of the household imitate our behaviour and in order for them to eat healthily we we must eat healthy in their presence. 

Aversive conditioningCauliflower smells so bad". With this kind of comment they may associate cauliflower with something negative. It is better to use positive words so that they learn this association. 

Stimulus control: if I don't have it, I don't eat it. Having unhealthy foods in the house encourages poor nutrition. Children ask for what they see.


According to the WHO (World Health Organisation) leate plays a key role in the prevention of oral diseases, including the development of caries, dental erosion, tooth development defects, oral mucosal diseases and periodontal diseases.

Today a healthy diet should have vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fish or meat. The rest of the food, the ultra-processed, should be in the diet the less the better. 

The chewing of hard, dry and fibrous food it is necessary to for the development of the jaws and correct tooth replacement. 

In contrast, low intakes of "protective" foods are linked to some 11 types of cancer due to excess body fat. On the other hand, poor diet causes one in three cardiovascular deaths.

A good diet helps to reduce the risk of caries but we must not forget the great pillar that is the correct brushing and flossing.