More Chocolate, No Cavities (Paperback)
How Diet Can Keep Your Kid Cavity-Free
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781517705497, 214pp.
Publication Date: March 30, 2016
Dr. Lucas is a six time winner of "Best Kids Dentist" Golden Teddy Award in Seattle ParentMap Magazine and helped thousands of families stay cavity free, even (sometimes) without flossing ...Gasp
"I feel this book should sit on the shelves right next to What to Expect When You are Expecting. The lessons are invaluable."
-Erin, mother of five.
"I have already suggested the book to my patients and I am having my staff read it to be able to share the information as well."
-Dr. Nolan Gerlach, DDS
"Learning some specifics about bacteria and its impact on cavity development was a game-changer for me. This book has given me clear guidance on what to feed my kids to promote overall health, not just oral health."
"Passionate, helpful primer about maintaining children's dental health from a parent and expert."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Unlike many health books, this book is clear and entertaining."
"Finally a book that gets it right on preventing dental cavities "
-Dr. Philippe Hujoel, PhD, DDS, MS, Professor of Epidemiology and Oral Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Every day across America and the world, parents hear the words "Your child has eight cavities." Almost every time, the parents are completely surprised. Many times, neither the parents nor the dentists know why. The parents are confused because their child had a healthy diet and avoided sugar. Learn how to not get surprised by these cavities like over 70% of 7 years olds in America have. You read that correctly Over 70% of children have a cavity by age seven, and nobody expects it to be their kid If your child already had cavities, learn how to not keep getting them again accidentally in the adult teeth. This book will help parents following any nutrition plan, from paleo to "what's at Costco?"
You will learn why preventing cavities is counter-intuitive, and can actually be less work instead of more effort.
Dr. Lucas discusses the three myths of cavity prevention:Why baby teeth are important Why it isn't just genetics or weak enamel that causes cavities. (98% of the time) How a child or adult could easily get cavities even if avoiding all sugar and having excellent brushing habits (and even flossing)
You will learn why the foods you give your kids are ten times more important than the time you spend brushing and flossing. (Brushing is still recommended, of course - however once you learn the right foods to give your kids, you can emphasize brushing less, like the author does with his own kids.)
Dr. Lucas also explains how to use emotion-coaching techniques to be able to set healthy limits for your family. You will also learn many of the common questions and pitfalls that other parents have had so you don't have to experience them yourself.
By the time you finish this easy to read book, you will want to pass it on to your dentist, and other parent friends at baby showers once you see that a diet-based paradigm will be the new standard to prevent cavities.A portion of the proceed will be donated to Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.