Back-to-School Dental Tips for Your Kids

kids brushing their teethWith school back in session, now is an important time to remember the importance of your child’s dental health. Make sure your child’s teeth and gums stay healthy with these back-to-school dental tips:

Healthy Eating

Regardless of whether your child brings a lunch from home or buys lunch from the school cafeteria, make sure they are eating right! Avoid packing sugary snacks and drinks (like soda) in favor of raw vegetables and fruit. If they’re buying their lunch at school, make sure to review healthy eating habits to help your child make the right choices when away from home.

Athletic Mouth Guards

If your child plays sports, it’s very important that they use a properly fitted mouthguard. If it is too big or too small, it may increase the risk of injury.

Brushing and Flossing Regularly

Make sure your child flosses and brushes regularly. Help your child make oral care a part of their morning and bedtime ritual. A regular schedule will help your child form the habits needed for a healthy and beautiful smile!

Dental Examinations

We know how hectic schedules can get with homework, practice, and all the other obligations that come with back-to-school but remember to always make time for regular dental exams for your child. Regular dental exams help protect teeth, and early detection can help minimize potential issues before they become bigger (and more expensive) problems.

Ready to make an appointment for your child? Contact our Cumming dental office at 770-888-6262 to make an appointment today!

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