This month, children are returning to school. Parents undoubtedly want to ensure that their children are prepared for the new school year by providing them with everything they require to succeed in school. As a result, the children return to school with new clothes, shoes, backpacks, theme books, pens, pencils, paper, rulers, and other supplies. However, many parents overlook the importance of their children returning to school with healthy teeth. Here are some tips to help your child return to school with a healthy smile.
Days spent at school
The best thing you can do for your child’s dental health is to take them to Kidzania Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics before school starts for a regular checkup. According to the American Dental Association, your child should have regular booster shots and immunizations, as well as a dental checkup. Tooth decay is becoming more prevalent in the United States. Most of the time, it’s because children enjoy eating sugary treats. Tooth decay can cause disease and other dental issues. Every year, many children with bad teeth miss a few or more days of school.
Every student in school should visit the dentist on a regular basis. Don’t put off having your teeth examined. There could be problems with the child’s teeth that were not discovered. The dentist will diagnose and treat any problems with your teeth. As a result, you should ensure that your child’s mouth is healthy and free of dental problems.
Brushing at Regular Intervals
Brushing your teeth twice a day can help you avoid tooth decay and disease. To protect your teeth from cavities, use fluoride toothpaste. Show your child how to properly floss after each meal. Purchase multiple toothbrushes for each child. You should replace your toothbrush every three months.
Kids frequently pack sugary, unhealthy snacks in their lunches and snacks. Instead, provide healthy and nutritious snacks and lunch items for your child. Reduce your intake of sugary drinks and sweets, for example. You can pack whole grain foods, milk, cheese, vegetables, or fresh fruit in your children’s lunches.
Sports & activities
Make sure your active child wears a mouth guard when participating in sports.
If you want more information or tips on how to care for your child’s teeth, call Kidzania Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics today.