With school starting back up, life can be a bit hectic trying to balance everyone’s busy schedules. It’s important to establish a healthy dental hygiene routine for the entire family to help avoid unnecessary visits to the dentist throughout the school year. Here, we’ll explore some tips and tricks for a healthy smile.
Wear Protective Mouth Gear
Protective mouth gear is an easy way to avoid dental emergencies and gradual damage to your teeth. During physical activity and athletics, it’s important that children wear a mouthguard that is tailored to their mouth. This can help avoid a broken, chipped, or knocked-out tooth from physical contact. Another important protective piece is a nightguard. If your child grinds their teeth at night, they may be causing gradual damage to their gums or teeth that can turn into a more significant issue later.
Brush & Floss Daily
A thorough at-home dental hygiene routine can do wonders for your family’s dental health. Brushing at least twice per day and flossing once per day creates a solid foundation. You may also incorporate a fluoride-containing mouthwash for added protection against cavities. As always, it’s best to consult our team about your child’s specific dental needs so we can recommend the most effective products for their teeth.
Pack Teeth-Friendly Lunches
What you eat and drink has a huge impact on your oral health. By packing your family’s lunches at home, you can better control the foods they consume at school. Avoid foods with high sugar content, chips, and anything too sticky. Try switching out your child’s juice box for a small water bottle as juices are filled with sugar.
Of course, the most important way to care for your child’s smile is to visit our team at Savannah Dental Care. By bringing your child to their regular cleanings, we can monitor their dental health throughout the year and ensure their dental hygiene is on the right track. Schedule your appointment today!Contact Us