A balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products, meat, fish, and eggs will go a long way toward developing overall health. Many of the more conveniently prepared and packaged snacks and drinks today have high fructose corn syrup listed as one of the first few ingredients on the label. Limiting these types of snacks between meals is helpful in reducing the incidence of cavities. The most common risk factor for children’s decay is the amount of liquid sugar they drink. The most common drinks that we see at our office include juice (both 100% fruit juice and others), sports drinks (Gatorade), chocolate milk, ‘kids drinks’ (Sunny Delight), and soda. Limit juices and milk to mealtimes and in between meals offer water.