Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy This School Year
With the new school year approaching, it’s more important than ever to make sure your kids are using healthy habits when it comes to their teeth. Encouraging good habits is a great way to teach your children how to properly care for their teeth on their own. Here are three things you can do to keep your child’s teeth healthy all year long.
Pack Healthy Lunches
Nutrition is an important part of forming healthy habits when it comes to your child’s teeth. Packing healthy snacks instead of sugary sweets will help prevent tooth decay, and crunchy foods like apples and carrots can even help to scrape plaque off the teeth, keeping them clean long after lunchtime.
Invest in a Mouthguard
If your child is enrolled in sports or has a gym class, it’s a good idea to invest in a mouthguard to protect their teeth and mouth from impact-related injuries. Your dental hygienist can fit your child with a custom mouthguard that’s comfortable as well as protective.
Check Up on Oral Hygiene Habits
The most important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums is proper oral hygiene. Checking up on your child’s brushing and flossing routine can ensure they’re doing what they should be doing in order to prevent oral diseases and tooth decay.
It’s important to make sure your kids are brushing and flossing their teeth before school as part of their morning routines as well as before bed. Showing them how to properly care for their teeth will help them take responsibility for their oral hygiene.
Regular dental check ups during the school year can help you make sure your child’s teeth stay in top shape. Call our office to book an appointment for a dental cleaning or dental exam today!