Your back-to-school lists are finally all checked off and the kids are slowly easing back into a regular routine after a fun summer with more relaxed habits, especially when it comes to dental care.

Getting back on a healthy track during the school year to ensure proper dental health can be challenging with kids but we have some fun suggestions to start off the school year on the right foot.

  1. Visit Your Pediatric Dentist. Starting the school year with a dental exam and x-rays will ensure you know the dental health of your children’s teeth so you can address any potential areas of concern or continue on a good path of dental care. Take advantage of preventative dental care procedures such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments for added protection.
  2. Establish a Fun Dental Routine. Dental care for kids doesn’t need to be a downer. Make your child’s morning and evening brushing and flossing routine fun with a brushing and flossing sticker calendar, playing music while they brush and floss, using personalized toothbrushes, or playing their favorite music while brushing and flossing.
  3. Pack Healthy Snacks. Snacks packed with simple sugars such as chips or crackers can be just as detrimental to children’s teeth as sugary snacks. Try to choose healthy snacks, including apples, cheese, yogurt, celery, carrots, or nuts and seeds.

Starting a healthy dental routine early in the school year can ensure your child maintains a consistent preventative dental routine. Start today by scheduling your child’s dental appointment. We’re here to help!