Back To School Dental Routines

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880

Although back to school is still a month away, it will be here before you know it! That means now is the perfect time to start getting your children into a back-to-school dental routine that will result in a school year full of happy and healthy smiles. To help them out, here are a few simple things you can do:

Be Consistent
Make sure that brushing is a consistent part of your child’s morning and night routines. If brushing your teeth after breakfast is something you stick by, include your children in on the act so that it becomes a habit. But if getting them to brush is hard, make it a bit more exciting by letting them pick out a brand new toothbrush to go along with all of their back-to-school clothes and supplies.

Start Flossing
If your child doesn’t already floss, now is the perfect time to get them to start! To help your children remember after they eat, consider placing a floss pick next to their plate each day. And why is it so important? Simply put, floss removes food and plaque from between the teeth and will make their gums healthier!

Focus On Nutrition
To decrease the risk of cavities, make sure your children are eating their daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Also make sure that they are consuming enough calcium. Being that these foods and nutrients are essential for healthy teeth, it’s important to make sure that they are included in your children’s diets! Therefore, as the parent, you should keep this in mind while you are packing their lunch and snack each day.

Schedule A Back-To-School Dentist Visit
No matter what age, everyone should be visiting the dentist every six months. But since the mouths of young school-aged children are in the midst of changing as they lose their baby teeth and get their permanent teeth, it becomes even more important to make their appointments on time. To schedule your back-to-school visit with Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, be sure to give us a call today!

By following these tips, you can keep your children’s mouths as healthy as can be for years and years to come! For more information about how the team here at Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County can help your child brighten their smile for the first day of school, visit us on our website or contact either of our locations - Commack: (631) 486-6364, Medford: (631) 320-0880. We hope to see you and your child soon!

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