Start the school term with a smile – three back-to-school oral health tips

The start of a new school term is ideal for making sure your child has a healthy mouth. These three tips will help set you on the right path.

  1. Bring your child to see our dentist

Contact us to book your child’s dental exam and cleaning. We will make sure their mouth is free from dental problems, and a dental cleaning ensures they have a clean mouth and fresh breath. If needed, we can talk about other preventive dental care procedures such as fissure sealants and fluoride treatments to help reduce the risk of cavities.

  1. Choose school snacks carefully

Healthy snacks will make sure your child has plenty of energy to enjoy the school day without harming their teeth. Avoid packing granola bars and fruit leather as these are packed with hidden sugars. Instead, provide fresh fruit and crunchy vegetables, and cubes of hard cheddar cheese.

  1. Make oral care fun

Twice daily brushing and once-a-day flossing is essential for dental health, so make this task more fun by using stickers that your child can place on a calendar every day when they brush and floss. Get your child to choose a favourite two-minute song to play while they brush their teeth.

Apr, 16, 2021