Fall is just around the corner, implicating a sense of
urgency around the house, to gather new school supplies and clothing for your
kids, to start the academic year off fully prepared. Although there is a lot of
focus on pencils, books, backpacks, and shoes, it’s also important to remember
to start the school year off with some helpful tips for pediatric dentistry in Buford, GA
, from Dr. Randolph S. Moore. Here
is a quick back- to- school guide for your children’s dental health.
Buy a New Brush and
While you’re out purchasing a binder and some new socks, why
not pick up a new toothbrush and a fresh pack of floss? Your child should get a
new toothbrush every three months, and the start of the school year is the
perfect time to acquire the new cleaning instrument.
Establish a Routine
Your kids will be developing a strict schedule of classes
and extracurricular activities, so utilizing the start of the school year to
establish a strict hygiene routine is perfect. Provide your children the
guidance to brush and floss their teeth after eating breakfast, but before
getting on the bus or in the car. At night, guide them to brush and floss just
before bed, perhaps when washing their faces. You may even pack a travel brush
into their backpacks if you want them to develop habits of teeth cleaning
after lunch, during school hours.
Discuss and Use
Healthy Eating Habits
The foods your kids eat will also affect their dental
health, so assist them in making good, healthy choices. Hard foods, starchy
foods, and sugary foods all wreak havoc on your teeth. Citrus foods can be
healthy, but the acid may strip away tooth enamel, so moderation is important.
Cheeses and fresh vegetables prove to be very beneficial for your teeth.
Schedule a Visit to
Make a visit to your dentist part of your back to school
routine each year. The earlier your kids identify good dental hygiene habits, the
more likely those habits resonate with them—especially when they view positive
examples of their parents utilizing proper oral hygiene. Schedule a checkup with
Dr. Moore today by calling (770) 648-2882.
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