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Join the Super Smile Team by brushing for two minutes twice a day and choosing tooth healthy snacks and drinks. We’ve created this Free MyPlate Super Smile Activity Sheet that connects your little one to healthy food groups and a sparkling smile. Choose from color or black and white.

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Parents Guide to Tooth Healthy MyPlate Meal Ideas

  • Eat and drink calcium-rich dairy foods for strong teeth and bones.
  • Drink water between meals, not sugary drinks.
  • Eat crunchy foods to help naturally clean teeth.
  • Avoid eating sticky foods; they will increase the risk of tooth decay.

 

Menu

Vegetable

Fruit

Whole Grain

Protein

Dairy

Breakfast:

Broccoli Egg Scramble, orange slices, whole wheat toast, glass of milk

Broccoli is high in calcium and helps to keep teeth strong.

Vitamin C in oranges helps keep gums, skin, and hair healthy.

Whole wheat toast helps fuel the body for the day and decrease cravings for snacks.

Eggs are an excellent source of phosphorous, which helps to build strong bones and teeth.

Milk builds strong teeth and bones, and helps neutralize acidic foods .

Lunch:

Carrot sticks, grapes, sliced cheddar cheese, roasted almonds, popcorn

Crunchy carrot sticks help to naturally clean teeth.

Grapes are a good source of Vitamin C for keeping gums healthy.

Chewing popcorn will help remove other food debris from the mouth.

Roasted Almonds are a good source of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.

Cheddar Cheese neutralizes acids that can cause enamel erosion.

Dinner:

Grilled Salmon, sautéed peppers, wild rice, low-fat yogurt, apple chunks

Lightly sautéed peppers add crunchy texture and Vitamin C.

Firm, crisp apples are good for neutralizing acids and increasing the flow of saliva.

Wild Rice is high in phosphorous and helps build strong teeth.

Salmon is high in Vitamin D and helps your body absorb calcium.

Yogurt is a great source of calcium to help build strong teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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