Dried Fruit: After all, fruit is healthy, right? Not in this case! Dried fruit contains much higher levels of sugar than their natural counterparts, and none of the water that helps make fruit so healthy. When choosing fruit, always go for fresh and never dried!
Smoothies: You’ve heard us mention time and time again about how unhealthy smoothies can be. They’re often loaded with sugar and packed with hidden calories. If you must give your child a smoothie, be sure to make a homemade one to ensure you know what is being added. Greek yogurt and fruits lower in sugar are your best bets to protect your child’s teeth.
Citrus Fruits: While there are tons of health benefits of fruit, citrus ones can be damaging to your child’s teeth. Fruits that are high in acidity are oranges, grapefruits, lemons and tangerines and can lead to tooth enamel erosion. If you serve your child citrus fruits, rinse their mouth out with water after they’re done eating to wash the acid away, and help prevent cavities from forming.