August 3rd, 2022
Are You Ready for Back-To-School?
Getting ready for the new school year can be stressful. Dr. Mary Rose would like to help you arm your child with everything they will need to have a great school year.
1. Start Going to Bed Early
A good night sleep is great for your overall health, including your dental health. Lack of sleep can cause daytime fatigue, loss of concentration and excess snacking as a stimulus.
2. Re-establish Your Dental Routine
During the summer, our busy schedule might cause us to miss brushing sometimes. Getting back on schedule will encourage your child to keep up with their preventative care. Dr. Mary Rose recommends brushing 2 times a day and flossing at least once a day.
3. Drink Lots of Water
Drinking water will keep you hydrated as well as help remove any bacteria and plaque. Dr. Mary Rose recommends avoiding sugary drinks to lower the risk of cavities and tooth decay.
4. Provide Healthy Lunches and Snacks
Lunchtime at school provides your child the fuel they need to keep them going the rest of the school day. Dr. Mary Rose suggests swapping sugary foods and drinks for snacks that are good for your teeth. Mango and kiwi taste sweet but have valuable vitamins. Cucumbers, carrots, and celery are great snack foods.
5. Schedule your Child’s Hygiene Appointment
It is important to have regular hygiene appointments. Dr. Mary Rose and the entire staff are ready to make your child’s school year cavity free with a fresh, clean smile!