And the kids are back to school for the final term of the year. Making lunches can be a bit of the drag but its important to think of your child’s dental health when packing lunches. Here are some suggestions on whats best to include. The main thing to remember is that bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, and it’s the acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. Therefore, avoiding sticky, sugary and acidic foods and drinks is the way to go.