Make Your Sack Lunch Shine

With summer ramping up, there’s sure to be plenty of days spent at the beach, the park, or any of your other favorite summertime hangouts. Packing a sack lunch is a great way to save some money over eating out, and you can make your lunch oral health-friendly. Check out these five tips to get it done.

Tip 1: Swap for whole-grain bread

Substituting white bread with its whole-grain counterpart is less likely to contribute to tooth decay since it has less sugar. Plus, whole-grain bread also has more fiber and nutrients, keeping you fuller and more focused during the day.


Tip 2: Include calcium-rich foods

Incorporate calcium-rich foods like cheese, yogurt, and milk into your lunch menu. Calcium and phosphates strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent cavities, making them perfect for a tooth-friendly meal.


Tip 3: Choose nutrient-rich sides

Why not pack fresh fruits, vegetables, or nuts instead of reaching for bagged chips, crackers, or cookies? Choosing nutrient-rich sides will help sustain your energy throughout the day. Plus, sugary foods sit on your teeth and can lead to cavities.


Tip 4: Pack a water bottle

Staying hydrated and selecting the right drinks are crucial for overall health and for protecting your mouth by washing away food particles and bacteria. Choose water in place of sugary sodas or juices that cause afternoon crashes.


Tip 5: Pack for freshness

Maintain the freshness of your lunch with an insulated bag and ice pack. This ensures all your oral health-friendly foods remain bacteria-free and delicious until it’s time to eat. Plus, using a reusable bag is an eco-friendly option.


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