MyPlate Super Smile Fun
Join the Super Smile Team by brushing for two minutes twice a day and choosing tooth healthy snacks and drinks. We’ve created this Free MyPlate Super Smile Activity Sheet that connects your little one to healthy food groups and a sparkling smile. Choose from color or black and white.
Parents Guide to Tooth-Healthy MyPlate Meal Ideas
- Eat and drink calcium-rich dairy foods for strong teeth and bones.
- Drink water between meals, not sugary drinks.
- Eat crunchy foods to help naturally clean teeth.
- Avoid eating sticky foods; they will increase the risk of tooth decay.
|Broccoli Egg Scramble, orange slices, whole wheat toast, glass of milk||Broccoli is high in calcium and helps to keep teeth strong.||Vitamin C in oranges helps keep gums, skin, and hair healthy.||Whole wheat toast helps fuel the body for the day and decrease cravings for snacks.||Eggs are an excellent source of phosphorous, which helps to build strong bones and teeth.||Milk builds strong teeth and bones, and helps neutralize acidic foods .|
|Carrot sticks, grapes, sliced cheddar cheese, roasted almonds, popcorn||Crunchy carrot sticks help to naturally clean teeth.||Grapes are a good source of Vitamin C for keeping gums healthy.||Chewing popcorn will help remove other food debris from the mouth.||Roasted Almonds are a good source of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.||Cheddar Cheese neutralizes acids that can cause enamel erosion.|
|Grilled Salmon, sautéed peppers, wild rice, low-fat yogurt, apple chunks||Lightly sautéed peppers add crunchy texture and Vitamin C.||Firm, crisp apples are good for neutralizing acids and increasing the flow of saliva.||Wild Rice is high in phosphorous and helps build strong teeth.||Salmon is high in Vitamin D and helps your body absorb calcium.||Yogurt is a great source of calcium to help build strong teeth.|