How To Avoid Lunch Box Dilemmas

This is a stressful time for students returning back to school, worried about friendship groups, grades, sports, how will it work…don’t add lunch box drama to the list.

As schools are re-opening across Melbourne again, things will soon go back to normal and we can finally regain the welcome familiarity of routine. Unfortunately, whilst we’re back at work the school canteen may not be open and you may be left to manage lunch boxes as well. To make it easier for you, our website has a page on this here or we can send out information by email or post with ideas of what’s good to include or avoid. 

As a parent, your best course of action is to do as much as you can to prevent problems before they arise. Make sure that your children eat a healthy breakfast and a balanced lunch that makes them feel fuller for longer. Ditch the sugary drinks and try and ensure any sugary foods are eaten at mealtimes, rather than in between – this will limit the frequency of acid attacks on their enamel during the day.

Our practice is friendly and a good children’s dentist is trained to get children on board with oral hygiene from the get-go, banishing your brushing battles at home and creating positive experiences of dentistry that mean they really do care about looking after their teeth.

Prevention is key when it comes to the maintenance of your children’s oral health. If left too long, tooth decay can lead to more serious conditions, which may lead to greater financial expense and a more daunting procedure for your child to have to endure.

Tooth decay can lead to the following:

  • Infection
  • Intense pain
  • Dental caries
  • Loss of a tooth/teeth
  • Dental abscesses

At Riversdale Dental in Camberwell, we can help you avoid all of the above.

To make sure your child doesn’t miss any school unnecessarily, book ahead to get appointments either before or after school or during school holidays. They are popular times but planning well ahead can reduce stress for parents and guarantee times which work. Contact Riversdale Dental for an appointment – and you can rest assured their smile will be ready to make a great impression for a new term at school.

We’re a family friendly children’s dentist in Camberwell. Book an appointment with us at Riversdale Dental and we will thoroughly assess your child’s mouth in a friendly non threatening manner. We can offer tailored advice on everything from nutrition to teeth cleaning.