It is impossible to cut out all treats but with a few changes our teeth can be much happier…

  • Decrease the frequency of eating
  • Avoid naughty nibbles between meals
  • Replace snacks with healthy alternatives
  • Keep treats to meal times
  • Eat treats all in one go, not slowly over time
  • Avoid treats that last a long time e.g. jellies & lollipops! Chocolate doesn’t last quite as long.  Raisins stick like toffee in teeth – beware!
  • Finish off meals with water, cheese or milk
  • Milk & water are the only really tooth-safe drinks.  Even ‘no added sugar’ juices contain natural sugars – careful!
  • Water only after the night-time brush – not milk
  • Sugar-free chewing gum is great for making saliva: Saliva is great for teeth!
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