They’re Sweet Enough Without It!

For the sake of your children’s teeth, here’s how to limit their sugar intake You shop organic at Ocado, you diligently make five-a-day a reality in your household, and your kids snack on dried fruit, cereal bars and vitamin-rich juices. But did you know that choosing ‘healthy’ options for your kids can dramatically increase their sugar intake? Phrases like ‘natural’ and ‘no added sugar’ aren’t always as clear-cut as they might seem – and while your efforts certainly give kids a boost in terms of fibre and nutrition when compared to the empty calories in a chocolate biscuit, what the labels on your beautifully packaged products are not telling you Read More…

6 easy foods for healthy teeth & gums

National Smile Month (14 May to 14 June) is fast approaching, and in anticipation of celebrating our patients’ happy, healthy smiles, this week’s blog post puts the focus on foods for healthy teeth and gums – because eating for a healthy smile will positively impact on your child’s overall health, both physically and emotionally. As parents, we are well aware that providing three perfectly balanced meals a day can be a real challenge – so here’s a grab-and-go round-up of the top foods to include in your family meals. Apples Top of our list of foods for healthy teeth are apples. Because they are high in fibre,  they act like Read More…

How to choose good drinks and snacks for your kids

We know that giving your child the right things to eat and drink is an absolute minefield. And while you might not think to go to the dentist for nutrition tips, the paediatric team at Happy Kids Dental is trained to offer tailored diet advice – so let us help you get a handle on healthy eating for kids. How can you protect your child’s teeth Here at Happy Kids Dental, we encourage educating your children about oral health – and that includes encouraging them to make right choices when it comes to what they choose to eat. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to know exactly what those choices should be. Read More…