Dental Tips Blog

Oct
25

How to Ensure a Healthy Smile on Your First Day Back to School

The new school year is right around the corner! A new year means new notebooks, new sneakers, new teachers, and a new start. Let’s start this year off right for your son or daughter with a happy and healthy smile!

Eat Right

Help your child maintain a healthy mouth by getting him or her into a routine of smile-friendly food choices. Pack snacks and lunches that are high in fresh crunches (fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains) but low in sugar.

Healthy Habits

Ask the dentist or hygienist for oral hygiene care instructions appropriate to your child’s age. Make sure your child is brushing for at least two minutes, twice a day. Monitor the use of a fluoride rinse which fortifies teeth against cavities. Review proper flossing techniques with your son or daughter to be sure bacteria isn’t getting trapped in-between teeth.

Sports Protection

Are you raising an athlete or two in your family? An athletic mouthguard is one of the most invaluable investments you can make in your child’s health. A custom-fitted professional guard will help protect teeth, restorations, braces, and soft tissues in the mouth from injury, giving you peace of mind while your child has fun.

Regular Check-Up

A thorough dental exam, necessary x-rays, and a professional cleaning and fluoride treatment will help you to stay on top of your child’s dental health. If treatment is prescribed, you’ll likely be able to schedule the treatment before the busy school year starts. Don’t let the busy upcoming school year crowd out time for vital dental care – schedule an appointment with your dentist for your child before the summer is out!

Posted on behalf of:
Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1725

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