It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For some of us, back to school provides and opportunity for a fresh start. We get to hit the reset button and get organized. It also brings challenges with maintaining other routines due to the morning time crunch and bedtime rush at the end of a long day. Don’t let good dental hygiene become one of the routines that slips as you enter into a new school year. Here are some tips to keep things simple and on track.
Short on time in the morning? Have the kids brush their teeth themselves before school, then supervise and help them brush more thoroughly at night. Some kids skip brushing in the morning because time is tight. Don’t skip. Even brushing before breakfast is better than skipping brushing altogether.
Does your child wear a retainer? Ask for an extra retainer case and keep in in their lunchbox. This will ensure that they don’t wrap it in a napkin and throw it away by mistake.
Keep up with cleanings every 6 months. If your child is involved in after school sports or activities that you don’t want them to miss, consider bringing them during the day. We’ll provide a tardy slip to qualify your visit as an excused absence.
Stay organized. Schedule dental and orthodontist visits well ahead of time. This will also help you secure the high demand appointment times like half days or school vacations.