With the end of summer comes the beginning of another new school year for your kids. You’ve no doubt done some back to school shopping, making sure all your kids have all the school supplies and a closet full of fresh clothes to wear for the school year. This can be a chaotic time of year, but your Bellevue dentistry hopes you to take this time to make oral health a priority for the new school year.
Oral Health Tips for Back to School
Establish An Oral Health Routine
The start of a new school year is a great time to reemphasize the importance of a basic oral health routine. Summer can be crazy with so much more freedom and often times, the lack of a structured everyday schedule can affect your oral health routine. With your kids back in school, this routine will be easier to establish as they’ll be more likely to follow a schedule. Bellevue dental specialists suggest focusing in on the basics, brushing and flossing everyday.
Prioritize the Importance of Nutrition
A more structured schedule can be great for reemphasizing an oral health routine, but it can also have detrimental effects on your diet. With less time and a busier schedule, children often turn to fast food and sugary snacks when they’re on the move. As a family dentistry in Bellevue, we understand that many children have after-school activities that they go to, so make sure to pack healthier snack options for your kids. Fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, and bottled water are a much better option after school than chips and soda.
Schedule a Back to School Dental Visit
Seeing your Bellevue dentist at least twice a year is key for children who are still in school. This time of their lives is filled with changes in their mouth and it is absolutely vital that you make regular dental visits a part of their lives. If you haven’t already done so, schedule an appointment with our team of Bellevue dentists at Smiles of Bellevue and make sure your entire family is ready for the upcoming school year.