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Your child deserves to grow into a strong and healthy smile. Do you agree? If so, Dr. Gary Cappelletti and our dental team have some helpful tips that can make that possible. Along with helping your child keep up on oral hygiene and visit their dentist regularly, try to help them have a balanced and healthy diet. Today, we would like to tell you all about how to pack your child a tooth-healthy lunch.

First, try not to pack applesauce. This is best because applesauce has sugar that can attack the teeth and promote tooth decay. Instead of applesauce, you can pack cottage cheese that has mixed-in fruit.

Second, pack real fruit in your child’s lunch, like bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, and grapes. Many people think fruit snacks and fruit leathers are a good substitute for fruit, but that is not true. These things can stick to the teeth and promote dental issues.

Third, pack plain milk in your child’s lunchbox. Milk has calcium that can strengthen your child’s teeth. However, it’s best to avoid packing strawberry or chocolate milk because they have added sugar that can harm your child’s smile. Stick to plain milk if possible.

For more information and details about how to pack a smile-healthy lunch in Danville, California, please don’t be afraid to call El Cerro Dental at 925-837-8564. Your child’s smile means the world to us, and we are more than happy to help you in any way we can!