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Professor shares dietary habits to improve oral health during Children’s Dental Health Month

Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, University of North Florida nutrition and dietetics associate professor and registered dietitian, recently discussed ways that parents can help improve their child’s oral health through dietary changes with Florida NewsLine.

According to Hicks-Roof, healthy eating habits and routine dental care go hand-in-hand for optimal oral health. She explains that while nearly 20% of children aged five through eleven have at least one untreated dental cavity, there are easy to implement dietary changes that can help combat poor oral health and strengthen teeth. Small changes such as limiting juice and sugary beverages, consuming calcium-rich foods, and practicing moderation of chewy, sticky foods can all help improve the dental health of both children and adults alike.

To learn more, read the full article on the Florida NewsLine website.