How To Protect Your Kids’ Smile…In Summertime
Protect Your Kids’ Smiles In Summer
Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, do you see yourself looking for ways to keep them busy and happy?
Some of your summer vacation plans are probably already set, but there is one sure-fire way to help fill your children’s summer schedule…Make sure they go to the dentist!
Along with a diligent, daily dental hygiene regimen of brushing for #2mins2x, flossing & rinsing, everyone should see the dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings.
Maintaining regular dental visits are important for preventing small problems from becoming larger – more expensive – ones.
Summer is a great time to make sure the kiddos are all set for the smile season!
Why Should Kids Visit The Dentist During Summer?
We’ll be saying the same thing come back to school season, but one primary reason for getting the kids to the dentist this summer is convenience.
In summer there is no reason for early dismissals or missed school time. And for many parents summer schedules allow more time for visits to the dentist.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses.
Aside from not having to miss class, summertime at the dentist is a great way to relax in some air conditioning!
Dental Sealants Help Protect Against Cavities
If you haven’t already done so, when you next visit our office please ask us about dental sealants as an extra means of protecting your child’s smile.
Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Most of us in Dr. Maldonado’s office are parents ourselves, so we understand how difficult it can be to try to prevent a child from eating candy, drinking soda, or over-indulging in any other sugar-laden foods or drinks.
Preventative treatments like dental sealants and fluoride are simple and non-invasive, but they are important to help prevent cavities – in children and adults.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the dental health blog of Dr. Joseph Haddad and has been republished here with permission. It has since been updated for accuracy & comprehensiveness.