Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880
It's that time of year again - back to school! As you prepare your child for success this school year, it's important not to limit your focus to just their academic performance. At Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, we believe that it's important to monitor their health too!
Schools are a particular environment that require a lot of attention when it comes to your child's health because germs and bacteria often find a home on your child's desk, chair, or even in their school supplies. However, by teaching your children the best way to take care of themselves when surrounded by a slew of other students, you can ensure that they'll maintain optimum levels of health and reduce the likelihood that they'll get sick.
The following are a few routines that you should encourage your child to follow when they head back to school this year:
- Always use hand sanitizer before eating lunch and after touching items around the classroom that other students have access to. Consider sending your child to school with a bottle of sanitizer that they can keep in their desk for their own convenience!
- Avoid sharing food or drinks with other students in the class. Even if your child's friends aren't sick, they should never put items in their mouth that have been in someone else's mouth or hands.
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Doing so will help prevent the spread of germs and will also prevent these germs from sitting in their hands.
As your child heads back to school, we also recommend scheduling an appointment with their pediatric dentist! Maintaining good dental hygiene is just as important to help keep your child's health in good standing. To schedule a visit with Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, give us a call at (631) 486-6364 for our Commack office or (631) 320-0880 for our Medford office today!
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