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Sometimes it’s difficult to help your child grow into the strong and healthy smile they deserve, especially by keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting Dr. Tyler Carlson regularly. However, there is one thing you can do to help your child without them even knowing—and that’s by packing them a tooth-healthy lunch every day! To help you do so, our dental team has some helpful tips for you.

First, don’t pack applesauce in the lunchbox. We recommend this because applesauce has sugars that can attack the teeth and promote dental issues. Instead, pack a small container of cottage cheese. You can also mix fruit in with it to add more flavor.

Second, pack real fruit for your child. Many people mistake fruit snacks and fruit leathers as a good substitute for fruit, but that is not true. They can stick to the teeth and promote dental issues. It’s best to stick to packing fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, and grapes.

Third, pack plain milk in your child’s lunch. Milk is full of calcium, which is a mineral that can help your child’s teeth stay strong. Whatever you do, don’t pack strawberry or chocolate milk. These products have added sugar that can harm your child’s teeth.

Are you interested in knowing more about how to help your child grow into a strong and healthy smile in Rock Springs, Wyoming? If so, please don’t hesitate to call White Mountain Dental. All you need to do is dial 307-362-2220 and our dental team will be on the other line to help you. We believe your child deserves a top-notch smile and oral health!