Here are our summer dental tips for helping your kids maintain their healthy habits!
Nothing puts a smile on the face of a child like summer! But, keeping that smile requires kids to brush and floss their teeth. With this in mind, here are summer dental tips for helping your kids maintain their brushing habits:
1. Remind Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth
With all the activities that happen over the summer, it may be difficult for families to keep the same schedule as they had during the school year. So, your kids may sometimes forget to brush and floss their teeth. But, it is important to remind your kids to keep up their daily dental routine.
2. Curb the Sweet Tooth
It wouldn’t be summer without candy, cake, soft drinks, and other sugary treats. The joys of eating sugary foods, however, can easily turn into the sorrows of tooth decay. Since kids can get off of their regular diets in the summer, limit your kids’ sugar intake.
3. Prepare for Dental Emergencies
Unfortunately, kids can slip and fall and damage their teeth, especially at swimming pools. To treat a damaged tooth, the Academy of General Dentistry recommends carrying a handkerchief, gauze, a container with a lid and ibuprofen. Contact your child’s dentist as soon as possible after the emergency.
4. Book a Dental Appointment
Schedule a dental appointment at the end of the school year rather than before school starts again. In this way, a dentist can catch potential problems that can become worse and affect your kids’ summer plans.
Without a doubt, getting your kids to brush and floss regularly over the summer may not be easy. But, it is well worth the effort to help your child make oral hygiene a daily habit.
The Red Apple Pediatric Dental Team has more tips for parents who want to help their kids maintain good dental habits. To find out more about the services our team of pediatric dentists provides or to book an appointment, contact us today.