It’s hard to believe that summer vacation is coming to an end and many children have already gone back to school or will be going over the next few weeks. Scheduling a trip to your pediatric dentist is as important as getting your children their yearly physicals. The Lasky Pediatric Dental Group recommends bi-annual routine checkups and cleanings, and having their dental visit right before school starts is a good way to teach and reinforce age appropriates oral care habits
The Lasky Pediatric Group team put together a few more dental tips to help keep your children’s back to school smiles bright and healthy through the year:
- Pack a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste in your child’s lunchbox or backpack.
- Choose “good” foods for your child’s lunch and snacks. Good stick to their teeth like raisins, candies and the like. Choose apple, carrot sticksfruits, celery and yogurt and ask your pediatric dentist if in doubt. This is especially important if your child is not good about post-lunch brushing
- Avoid soda, sugary drinks or juices. WATER is the best thing for your child’s overall health and does not promote tooth decay. Always pack extra water so your child has plenty to drink throughout the day and lunchtime. Also they can use to do a post-lunch rinse if they don’t want to or can’t brush after their meal.
Again, if in doubt about any aspect of your child’s oral health care, please don’t hesitate to call or visit your pediatric dentist. And, if you are one of our patients, we look forward to seeing you soon and helping your children get their back to school smiles shining bright.