It’s August and we all know what that means – back to school! Whether your little ones can’t wait to hit the books or they’re begging for one more week of summer, one thing is for sure, they need healthy teeth. Check out a few of our tips and tricks to set their smile up for a successful school year.
Schedule Their Routine Cleaning
Keeping up with bi-annual cleanings is critical to maintaining your child’s oral health. At McNeely Family Dentistry, we make your child’s visit with us fun-filled and educational so they’re ready and willing to come see us every six months. If your child isn’t quite there yet, we offer anxiety-free kids’ dentistry. Through the administration of nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, we can ensure your child remains calm and relaxed during their treatment.
Bring the Whole Family
Appointments can be time consuming and disruptive to your schedule if you’re bringing multiple family members in at different times. When scheduling, ask our office for a convenient family block of appointments so you can get everyone taken care of at the same time. We offer children’s amenities, complimentary beverages, and snacks to keep everyone happy while you wait.
Pack Healthy Lunches
When packing your child’s lunch, do your best to make smart choices. Shoot for items that are low in sugar and promote healthy teeth. Try replacing juice boxes with small bottles of water, adding carrots instead of chips, and switching their sweet treat from candy to fruit. These small changes can make a big impact throughout the school year.
Routine At-Home Care
With a new school year comes new routines. Maybe you’re adding more extracurriculars this year or getting a larger take-home workload. Whatever the case may be, make sure you’re establishing a good morning and night dental health routine. Brushing at least twice daily and flossing once per day should be incorporated into your family’s schedules.
The team at McNeely Family Dentistry hopes this school year is the best one yet and we can’t wait to hear all about it at your next cleaning! Schedule your appointment today!
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