Back to school tips from Drs. Nicolas & AspMarch 10, 2020 12:41 pm
It’s that exciting time of the year, when you buy all your children’s school supplies, iron their new school uniform to make it perfect for that first day, and get all set for the start of a new academic year. With all those exciting preparations, remember to get your children’s teeth set too! Here are the Nicolas & Asp back to school dental tips.
- Book a back-to-school dental appointment
Make it a habit to take your children to the dentist before school starts to diagnose and treat any problems at an early stage, or to prevent any potential problems. The dentist may even recommend sealants or fluoride treatments to prevent decay. The pre-school dental appointment is just as important as immunizations, and physical assessments as they would save your child lost school hours and extensive dental appointments if problems are detected late.
- Teach your children the brushing and flossing basics
Before school starts, familiarize your children and get them into the habit of brushing their teeth using a fluoride toothpaste twice a day, and flossing daily. To further establish dental care habits with your children, take them to the dental isle as you are shopping for notebooks and other school supplies to make sure you have everything they need. Stock up on toothbrushes and remember to change your child’s toothbrush every three months or after an illness.
- Pack a healthy lunch box
Avoid giving your children sugary foods and beverages. Pack healthy options such as grains, fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, and yogurt instead. Not only are such food choices beneficial to their teeth, but they are also good for their overall health and development. If your children get their own lunch at the school cafeteria, review food choices with them and why it is important to make healthy ones.
- Mouthguard for sports
Make sure your child is wearing a properly fitted kids mouth guard when taking part in after-school sports, gym class or even during recess. Playground activities and sports are the leading cause of mouth injuries in children, so having them equipped with the appropriate safety equipment is highly important.
The start of an academic year is always a special time for both parents and children. If you are looking for the best pediatric dentist in Dubai to perform your child’s pre-school dental check-up, make sure to visit a Drs. Nicolas & Asp centers for the best dental check-up for kids experience.
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