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Your Back-to-School Dental Checklist

Published on July 15th, 2019

We know it’s exciting for your child to begin the upcoming academic year and it’s coming up quick! Back-to-school preparation usually involves buying new school supplies and clothes, but it’s also an important time to prioritize a healthy smile and visit your dentist in South Loop. We have created a helpful checklist for your back-to-school dental health.

Purchase Floss✓

With the chaos of the school year, it may be tempting to skip this part of the daily routine. Remember, it is essential for both you and your children to floss all teeth in order to avoid gum disease and other potential future issues.

Stock Up on Teeth-Friendly Snacks✓

When shopping for snacks, go for options that are low in sugar, like apples, yogurts, and leafy greens. For some good ideas, visit Colgate’s list of healthy foods for teeth.

Purchase New Toothbrushes✓

If it’s been three months since you’ve last replaced your child’s toothbrush, or if the toothbrush bristles are frayed, it’s time to buy a new one. Be sure to buy a toothbrush with soft bristles to protect gums from damage.

Buy or Designate a Reusable Water Bottle for Your Child✓

Carrying a reusable water bottle has tons of benefits. One example is drinking water throughout the day, as it can wash away debris and produce saliva, which is a great defense against tooth decay.

Schedule a Dental Check-Up✓

Last but not least, if it’s been more than 6 months since your child’s last check-up, it’s time to schedule their next appointment at your dentist in South Loop. Don’t let the appointment slip through the cracks before everyone’s schedules get too busy!

Don’t hesitate to contact South & West Loop Dental with any questions! We look forward to seeing you before the start of another academic year.

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