Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile

September 3rd, 2015

Back to school

Back-to-school time is a hectic time of year. Racing to get the kids ready in the morning, arranging rides, extracurricular activities, and loads of homework can all tend to pile up and erase all other thoughts. Before you pull all your hair out, just remember that when you’re trying to make sure that your child’s dental health doesn’t get left in the dust, Lifetime Family Dental offers flexible appointment times in Gilbert, AZ! After you’ve made that vital routine appointment, be sure to follow the tips and tricks below to assure your family maintains a healthy smile this fall.

Diet is Key

When you’re faced with what public schools consider “healthy” it can be a little daunting to make sure your kid is eating right. Send a little something healthy with them to school like fruits and veggies to try and combat their urges to eat processed junk.

No pain no problem?

Unfortunately this sentiment is far from correct. Children with cavities can forgo feeling pain until the tooth is already infected. Don’t assume if there’s no pain there’s no problem.

Brush BEFORE they eat

Don’t risk a missed alarm clock becoming a missed teeth brushing session. Have the kids brush before they eat breakfast so that they don’t miss an important daily routine. The pH level in your mouth will benefit even if you brush before you eat, thus reducing the risk of cavities.

Water world

Juicing is all the rage these days, but don’t forget the value of a nice glass of water! Your child can do without the sugar crash and tooth decay. Pack water not juice!

Guard those teeth

Helmets and mouth guards are vital allies in keeping our rambunctious kids from hurting themselves. Whether your child is into organized after school sports, or just likes to take their cycling to the limit, don’t risk them suffering a severe facial injury!

Don’t let convenience now lead to painful repercussions down the road! Make sure your child is staying vigilant with their oral health and take advantage of Dr. Norton’s flexible appointment times in Gilbert, AZ. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – quick before you forget!

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