Squeezable Snacks May Be Hard On Teeth

squeezable snacksSqueezable snacks are small pouches full of organic pureed food for babies. They have become very handy for busy parents. They are easier to feed because they don’t require a spoon and they don’t need to be refrigerated or heated.  But there may be a downside to these squeezable snacks.

Dentists worry that they may be just a bad for your child’s teeth as it is to suck on sippy cups full of milk or juice all day. This is because of the constant exposure of sugar on their teeth. Carbohydrates in foods are used by bacteria to produce acid and the acid eats away at the enamel of the teeth and can cause cavities.

If you do want to use pouch foods, be sure to brush their teeth twice a day and have them rinse with water after eating the foods.

Oh, Baby: Squeezable Snacks Might Be Tough On The Teeth : The Salt : NPR.