Little Teeth Truths: Back to School Oral Health Tips for Parents
Is your child’s dental health ready for back-to-school? When a child has a healthy mouth, it can improve their concentration and ability to learn at school. In contrast, untreated dental problems can be painful, and treatment may involve time off school. We’ve listed a few oral health tips to make sure your child is ready for school.
Book a Dental Exam
Regular dental exams are vital for growing kids. We can monitor your child’s oral health, detecting any small problems so we can provide suitable treatment more quickly, stopping poor oral health in its tracks.
Plan Healthy Lunches
Swap out starchy and sticky foods for tooth-friendly choices such as nuts instead of crisps and crackers. Fresh baby carrots and celery sticks provide a nice crunch and can be paired with hummus or yoghurt based dips. Cheese is always a great choice for dental health as it is packed with calcium and protein.
Review Your Child’s Oral Care Routine
A good daily oral care routine is essential for a healthy mouth and strong teeth. When your child comes for their checkup, we can work with you both to make sure your child’s teeth are being brushed and flossed thoroughly.