Whether you’re packing lunch for the office, the school, or the beach, be sure to focus on foods that benefit oral health. Your Jacksonville dentist Dr. Tiffany Shields supports total body wellness through dental care, and healthy foods are one way to ensure that you’re doing what’s best for your body and your smile.
Healthy lunches and snacks help balance the bacteria and biofilm in your mouth, protect your breath, and remineralize your teeth. Grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit are all excellent choices for lunches and snacks. If your child eats in the school cafeteria, review healthy, balanced food choices with him before the first day of school. Cut back on sugary foods and sodas during the school day, as you’ll want to brush 30 minutes following ingestion of sugary foods.
If you are able, having a portable toothbrush can also help freshen breath after packed lunch and before your next meeting or lesson. If you need additional tips on how to eat for healthy teeth, contact the team at Smiles by Shields!