Just another sugary snack: Yogurt increases risk of tooth decay in children; experts say snacking in general is bad for dental health

Yogurt is now starting to be seen as a not so healthy option. The problem lies in the food itself. The snacks we give children is high in sugar and not the healthy thing we think it is. Add that into eating habits, as in children who snack more than sit down and eat regular meals, are showing higher amounts of tooth decay. This can be seen as a warning and something to adjust down the road for all families.

Key Takeaways:

  • Constant snacking rather than eating full meals can increase tooth decay.
  • Supposedly healthy snacks like yogurt can increase the incidence of tooth decay.
  • Brushing teeth twice a day is a very important habit to develop at a very young age.

“”Results also showed that those who brush their teeth less than once a day or not at all at two years old are twice more likely to develop tooth decay when they turn five, compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day or more.””