[:en]It’s that time of year again, when summer comes to an end and the new school year begins. When headed back to class, it’s good to be prepared and get back to your school routine, and that includes taking care of your smile. If you’re not sure where to start, Smile Workshop Timber Creek knows all about the best back to school routine for your teeth:
When was the last time your child saw the dentist?
Did the end of summer sneak up on you and your family? With summer in full swing, sometimes it’s easy to forget an appointment or two, like your child’s regular dental check up. Be sure to call and book a dental appointment for your child’s routine dental cleaning. Adding clean teeth to a fresh start makes for a better, happier and healthier year.
Do you know how often your child is brushing?
Depending on age, your children may not need supervision anymore when it comes to teeth brushing, but do you know if they are actually brushing their teeth regularly? It’s always good to check in to avoid any surprises. Also, remember it’s best to replace toothbrushes every three to four months and have a few extra on hand in case you need replacements.
Have You flossed today?
While brushing your teeth is very important, flossing is just as critical, but it’s hard to remember that extra step sometimes. Get in the habit with your family by keeping floss next to your toothbrushes.
What’s in Your Snack Pack?
When shopping for school snacks, think about what is good for your family’s dental health. Avoid the sugary drinks and super starchy snacks and opt for fresher alternatives, like peanut butter and celery or apples.
Whether it’s a six month checkup, regular brushing and flossing or just paying attention to what you and your family eat, now is the perfect time to set a routine for your teeth.
Start setting your family’s routine and be sure to see your local dentist for your child’s regular dental cleaning. Give us a call or schedule an appointment with us today!
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