We can hear the moans and groans from kids across Southern California as the lazy days of summer wind down. The lack of enthusiasm only means one thing: It’s back-to-school season.
It also means parents have a lot on their minds. From school supply lists and clothes shopping to fall sports — moms and dads will be trying to cram in a lot in the coming weeks.
But it’s also time to schedule your child for a back to school dental cleaning and exam at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.
Regular dental examinations to diagnose and treat, or prevent dental problems are vital. As summer schedules vary, so do eating habits. More soda, ice cream and sweets are likely to be consumed during summer break — so having a thorough cleaning prior to heading back to the classroom is a necessity.
Here are some other tips to assure better oral health now, and throughout the school year for your child.
• Include healthy lunch items and snacks in your child’s lunch box. Fresh fruits and raw veggies, milk, protein, whole grains, along with string cheese, nuts and raisins are healthy, convenient options. Cut back on sugary foods, soft drinks and juices.
• Pick up several different colored tooth brushes, when shopping for school supplies. Remember, on average, a toothbrush should be replaced every three months or after an illness such as a cold or flu virus.
• Wear a properly fitted mouth guard while participating in sports and activities. Ask us about proper fitting and tips to assure prevention of oral injury.
While good oral health is a priority for us all year round, we think it is particularly important as children return to school.
Contact THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® today for a back-to-school dental appointment today. Call (626) 624-4030 or schedule an appointment online.
About THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®
THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently situated with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we offer most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental rebuilding and TMJ/ Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.