A new school year is on the horizon. While you’re busy making sure the kids have all of the school supplies they need, don’t forget to take the time to prioritize your child’s health. Here are a few ways to do that.
Make a dentist appointment. Children should see a dentist at least twice a year to make sure their oral health is in good shape and to receive a dental cleaning. It’s always best to be proactive versus having to scramble and deal with a child missing school because of an issue such as a toothache or tooth decay.
Keep a healthy diet. Part of keeping a child’s smile bright and white is making sure they’re taking healthy lunches to school. If, on the other hand, they eat lunch at the school, teach them what foods are healthiest and encourage them to make educated choices. Vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, all of these are better choices for the body and teeth.
Floss and brush. This cannot be stressed enough. A child’s daily routine should always include flossing and brushing. Plaque can quietly build up between the teeth due to food particles, which may result in gum disease or the aforementioned tooth decay. Brushing in the morning and the evening with a soft-bristled brush complements a regular visit to the dentist.
This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit https://www.assureasmile.com or call 305-274-0047.