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If your child doesn’t eat as well as they could, their overall health could suffer. But did you know that if your child is missing important minerals, their oral health could be impacted? Sadly, missing these important vitamins and minerals can actually have significant long-term consequences.

For example, if your child has a vitamin B deficiency, they could get canker sores, bad breath, or experience a burning feeling in their mouth. A Vitamin C deficiency could lead to bleeding gums and infections. This also makes it harder to fight off infections. Finally, a vitamin D, calcium, or magnesium deficiency could all weaken your child’s teeth.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your little one’s teeth. For instance, you can give your children enough vitamin B by including foods such as avocados, bananas, and eggs into their diet. You can give your child vitamin C through foods like dark vegetables, peppers, strawberries, and kiwis. Finally, vitamin D, magnesium, and calcium can be found in fatty fish and dairy.

If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to help your child get the nutrients they need, and what these nutrients can do for your child’s teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Stephen Huber at 913-543-3751. Dr. Stephen Huber and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.