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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.

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