It’s that time of year again when summer vacations come to an end and yellow school buses roam the streets! Are your children 100% ready? We have the school supply lists, wardrobe shopping, and yearly check up appointments at the doctor’s office, but have they been to the dentist? According to the American Dental Association, children between 2-19 years old have greater risk of developing untreated tooth decay which has serious consequences such as sensitivity while eating, pain, and gum abscesses. Those unfortunate circumstances lead to poor oral and general health, impacting the quality of life. WOW!!
How can I prevent this from happening?? Well…
- Scheduling routine 6-12 month appointments.
- Preparing and packing a healthy lunch/snack.
- Having your child wear a fitted mouth guard while participating in any physical activities such as after school sports, playground activities, or during PE class.
Making sure our kiddos have great oral hygiene during their younger years sets a good example for how they should care for themselves in the future. 🙂
For more information, please click on the link provided: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/dental-visits/article/ada-08-consumer-news-back-to-school