LIBERTYVILLE, LAKE FOREST AND GRAYSLAKE, ILLINOIS - March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The slogan for 2012 is "Get Your Plate in Shape."
The food that parents choose for their children not only affect their bodies, it could also affect their teeth as well. Many dental experts are concerned with the levels of sugar patients are consuming.
"Sugar-filled drinks and foods can take a toll on children's teeth," says Dr. Michael Stosich, a Grayslake orthodontics specialist. "Kids need a well-balanced diet for healthy teeth." explains Dr Stosich who also provides orthodontics for children.
Food choices among kids and teens are key factors that affect how quickly decay develops. When plaque comes into contact with sugar, acid is created. The acid attacks the teeth, leading to decay, according to the American Dental Association website.
Nutrition is especially important for children undergoing orthodontic treatment. Braces and wires can create hiding spots for debris, leading to cavities. A healthy diet and a proper oral hygiene routine can help combat this issue.
"Good oral hygiene is also important, and could help prevent decay," says Stosich, who provides braces for adults.
The Lake Bluff orthodontist, Stosich explains some tips that can help children's oral health.
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Drink a lot of water
- Limit junk food snacks
- Brush twice a day
- Floss every night
- Get regular check-ups at the family dentist
- Record the foods given to the child and compare them to the food pyramid recommendations.
Start children on a well-balanced diet early, and they will be on their way to a healthy lifestyle.
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About Dr. Michael Stosich
Dr. Michael Stosich attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He then pursued critical specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Temple University, and also received a Master's Degree. He was awarded the Coben Scholar in Orthodontics. He went on to complete a four-year craniofacial fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Prior to making a commitment to orthodontics, Dr. Stosich trained at the University of Illinois and Columbia University for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in tissue engineering.
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