Parents and kids get extremely emotional and excited when it is time to return to school. The back-to-school time is always stressful. So, we’ve decided to share the following dental care checklist with you to ensure your child’s smile is always picture-perfect.
Dental Check Up
Getting your child’s teeth cleaned and checked every six months is important. A pro tip is making it a part of your kid’s health routine. Consider how much time has passed since the last check-up, how much your child has changed since then, etc. When a dentist regularly sees your kid, he or she can easily detect problems and prevent the issues from worsening.
Many kids come back to school with braces. In this case, oral care plays significant importance. If your kid gets back to school wearing braces, stick to the following plan:
- Ask your child to brush their teeth after lunch.
- Make a school braces kit with a travel toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and dental wax.
- Prepare for emergencies so your child knows where to go and who to call in an emergency.
- Carry a water bottle with your child if possible to keep them hydrated and to rinse away debris and bacteria throughout the day.
Do you feel you and your kids are ready to return to school? Grab some tooth-friendly snacks to make your child feel better when going back to school.