Skip To Content
Main Content

Healthier Bedtime Snacks for Kids

Young girl with a salad bowlKids, adults, and everyone in between have all been guilty of late-night cravings and bedtime snacks. While we know that late-night eating isn’t great for our health or our teeth, there are certain snacks that are much better than others. Instead of reaching for a sugary snack that will leave you feeling sluggish in the morning and damage your teeth, choose one of the healthier options listed below.

Healthy Bedtime Snacks

Making a regular habit of late-night eating isn’t a great idea. But exceptions can be made every once in a while, especially if you’re snacking healthily. Make sure that, after your bedtime snack, you’re brushing your teeth. It’s never a good idea to go to bed with food debris and bacteria sitting on the teeth all night and causing cavities and decay.

Some of the best bedtime snacks to offer your kids include the following:

  • Whole grain crackers
  • Sliced bananas
  • Oatmeal with fruit
  • Almonds
  • Cottage cheese
  • Low-sugar cereal and milk

These snacks are not detrimental to your child’s health and some of them may actually help you fall asleep more easily. The best thing you can do for your child’s oral health is to make sure he or she is practicing good oral hygiene. This means brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and taking your children to SpringRock Dental every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup.

To make your appointment here at SpringRock Dental, please contact our Aurora, Colorado family dental office today.

Posted by

Share:

Archive

Mar 12, 2019, 7:43 PM
Men are a lot more likely to skip the recommend twice-annual visit to the dentist than women are, according to the Academy of…
Feb 25, 2019, 10:48 PM
Kids, adults, and everyone in between have all been guilty of late-night cravings and bedtime snacks. While we know that…
Feb 11, 2019, 11:53 PM
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many lucky Valentines can expect to get a box of chocolates, among other…
Jan 28, 2019, 11:41 PM
Oil pulling is very trendy these days, so it may surprise you to learn that it’s actually a technique used 3,000 years ago in…
Jan 14, 2019, 10:04 PM
Archeologists have discovered ancient aromatic twigs with chewed, frayed ends, indicating to them that even our ancient…
Dec 27, 2018, 10:52 PM
While most people’s knee-jerk response to this question would be “no, cavities are not contagious,” it may surprise to learn…
Dec 12, 2018, 9:15 PM
In the event that you have a tooth become cracked or chipped, or if you have a tooth that is slightly discolored or decaying,…
Nov 26, 2018, 11:19 PM
We discuss a lot of different dental diseases and the symptoms that may accompany them, but there are also ways to tell that…
Nov 12, 2018, 8:26 PM
After any tooth is pulled, but especially after wisdom teeth are removed, there is the risk of a condition known as “dry…
Oct 23, 2018, 4:57 PM
With Halloween coming up, most kids are getting excited about candy and costumes! Halloween is probably the most difficult…
  • Dental assistant with notes, link to learn more about SpringRock Dental

    Learn More About Us

    Our goal is to provide you and your family with quality, affordable dental care in a friendly and relaxing setting. Learn more
  • Calander, link to request appointment

    Request Appointment

    Get in touch with us today by phone or click here, to make an appointment. We proudly serve the Aurora and Denver Metro Areas and accept most major forms of insurance, Medicaid, and CHP+. Click Here