Bacteria thrive on sugars and carbohydrates, which provide the energy bacteria need to grow, reproduce, and create the enamel- eating acid that causes cavities. Foods that tend to stick to teeth (peanut butter, caramel, chips and crackers) provide long-lasting food sources for cavity-causing bacteria.
Encourage your child to choose snacks that promote a
healthy smile, such as:
- fruit slices
- vegetable sticks
- string cheese