5 Back-to-School Dental Tips for a Healthy Smile
We want all our patients to be able to smile with confidence as they head back to school! Check out our 5 back-to-school dental tips to help your family build strong oral health habits for the school year and beyond!
1. Refresh Your Dental Routine:
After a fun-filled summer, it’s time to get back into the groove of regular dental care. Encourage your kids to brush their teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. To make brushing more enjoyable, try having them brush their teeth to their favorite song!
2. Prioritize Quality Sleep:
A good night’s sleep is not only essential for overall health but also for dental well-being. Getting enough rest can prevent daytime fatigue and improve concentration. Plus, it reduces the temptation to indulge in excess snacking, which can impact oral health.
3. Choose Tooth-Friendly Snacks:
As you shop for back-to-school snacks and lunches, keep an eye on sugar content. Opt for tooth-friendly options like apples, nuts, cheese, and plain yogurt (be cautious of added sugars). Reducing sugar intake helps prevent cavities and tooth decay.
4. Stay Hydrated with Water:
Water not only keeps you hydrated but also helps wash away bacteria and plaque from your teeth. Encourage your little ones to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially after meals and snacks.
5. Schedule a Dental Check-Up:
Schedule a dental visit at the end of summer or at the beginning of the school year to ensure a cavity-free smile. Toothaches can be distracting and painful, affecting your child’s focus in class. Our expert team will make sure their smiles are fresh, clean, and ready for the new school year!
Wishing you and your loved ones a fantastic back-to-school season filled with healthy smiles and great achievements! If you have any questions, feel free to call us. You can also book an appointment online with our pediatric dentistry team or an orthodontist, for personal answers to all of your dental-related questions.