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How to Pack a Mouth-Healthy Lunch for Your Child

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Kenmore Office
A child with a healthy lunchAs a parent, you want the best for your child in every aspect of their life, including oral health. However, when it comes to packing a lunch that keeps those pearly whites healthy and strong, what not to include is more than just a list of sugary snacks. A tooth-healthy lunch should be balanced with essential nutrients for good oral health.

Calcium-Rich Foods

Calcium is essential in building strong teeth and bones. Include a serving of a dairy product rich in calcium and those that work in neutralizing acids in the mouth, such as cheese or yogurt. Alternatively, for non-dairy foods, one may include fortified tofu or almonds.

Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables

Crunchy fruits and vegetables, such as apples, carrots, and celery, do wonders in their mouth. The crunchy foods help clean debris from the tooth surfaces and promote more saliva secretion to remove food particles from teeth and neutralize corrosive acids.

Lean Proteins for Stronger Muscles

Proteins are vital for solid muscles and tissues, even those inside the mouth. Select from lean meat sources, such as turkey or chicken, and plant protein sources, like beans and lentils.

Avoid Sticky or Sugary Foods

Sticky or sugary foods adhere to the teeth and ultimately become food for bacteria, causing decay. Some healthier snacks include nuts or a piece of fruit and granola bars, not sugary candies.

Hydrate With Water

Skip those sugary juices and sodas. Water is the best drink for young teeth, as it helps wash food particles and maintains moisture in the mouth. Consider adding a slice of lemon or cucumber to make it tastier.

Remember that whatever goes into the body of a growing child is essential to their general and oral health. An oral-healthy lunch should have the nutrients necessary for a healthy smile.

We will help and support your child along this whole way to good oral health. If you have any further questions or need individual advice, do not hesitate to contact us. Schedule the next dental check-up today for your child today, and let us work together to keep those smiles bright and healthy!

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