Healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones, and soft tissues of the mouth need a well-balanced diet. Children should eat a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and dairy. Most snacks that children eat contain various sugars that can lead to cavity formation. The more often a child snacks, the greater the chance for tooth decay. A diet high in sugar and starches may place your child at higher risk for tooth decay. If your child snacks, choose nutritious foods such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt, and low-fat cheese, which are healthier and better for children’s teeth.