While summer is time for a lot of fun activities with your children, it’s also time to recognize something very important: All of that super-free-fun-time can get in the way of necessary dental care if you’re not careful. To make sure this doesn’t happen but that smiles stay healthy and everyone enjoys the long days of this season, we extend a few helpful suggestions.
#1: Don’t Let Kids Skip Dental Hygiene
It’s so easy to accidentally skip a brushing or flossing session when your usual routine is completely demolished by the arrival of summer vacation. When kids sleep until noon and want breakfast (while you’re ready for lunch), the usual rhythm of your day (and dental care) may fly out the window. However, whatever the day-to-day looks like, remember that everyone still needs to brush twice (generally upon waking and then before bed) and floss once.
#2: Schedule Stuff For Summer, Not Fall
Don’t just assume that you’ll make good on your decision to pick up the phone and call us to schedule dental care in a few days. Chances are good you’ll wake up, it will be September, and you will wonder where the time went. Instead, schedule visits right now for an easy way to get appointments taken care of.
#3: Write Your Shopping List Ahead Of Time
Do you have kids with you over the summer as you’re shopping for groceries? Before you find yourself at odds with a little one who really wants that smile-damaging juice, candy, or otherwise, make plans ahead of time (you might want to include your children in this effort). While adding a treat or two is always okay, heading into the store with a set list means you’re more likely to go home with smile-safe foods.
Make It Through A Smile-Safe Summer With Our Tips
Remember that if you need help with protecting your children’s smiles, we are always here to assist. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.