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Along with keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly, it’s important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. So, if you want your child to grow into the strong and healthy smile they deserve, our Brighter Smiles Family Dental dental team encourages you to pack tooth-healthy snacks in your child’s lunchbox each day. To help you do so, we recommend doing the following things:

-Don’t pack applesauce: Applesauce is packed with natural and added sugars that can easily promote cavities. Instead of applesauce, try packing a small container of cottage cheese. To make it even more flavorful, you can have your child put fruit in the cottage cheese.

-Choose real fruit: Instead of fruit snacks and fruit leather, pack real fruit. Those sticky snacks can cling to the teeth and encourage plaque growth. Try packing bananas, apples, strawberries, grapes, and mandarin oranges.

-Provide plain milk: Milk is a great source of calcium. It keeps the teeth nice and strong. However, flavored milk, like chocolate and strawberry milk, have sugar that can cause tooth decay. It’s best to stick to plain milk so you can help your child maintain a strong and healthy smile.

Call our office today at 717-274-5613 and talk to your dentist, Dr. Jing Yang, if you have any questions about tooth-healthy snacks in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The sooner you call us, the sooner you’ll have the information you need to succeed! We look forward to hearing from you.