Back to School Dental Checkups in Full Swing!

Aug 12, 2013

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It's that time of year again! The kids are going back to school in a few weeks and you're getting everything ready to make the process easier. For many families, this means scheduling their children's biannual dental cleaning and check-ups. If your kids are school age, they should be seeing their family dentist two times a year to keep their teeth, gums and mouth healthy and to talk to Dr. Diesburg about the right way to take care of their teeth.

In the meantime, there are a lot of great ways you can extend the learning and habits you have at home into the school day.

1. Make an appointment for a back-to-school visit
Our schedule for the next few weeks is filling up, so call today to schedule your appointment. By making your dental appointment a part of going back to school every year, it becomes habit, something the kids can expect. The more they see their dentist regularly the more they understand that going to the dentist is a fun part of taking care of themselves.

2. Maintain good brushing habits
Kids should brush their teeth, at a minimum, after they have their breakfast and before they go to bed at night. Keep up these habits when school starts and make sure you are creating enough time in your already very busy mornings for them to get the job done right.

3. Encourage healthy nutrition
Keeping your teeth healthy means minimizing the amount of contact your teeth has with food, especially sugary foods. Teach your children to eat healthy snacks, not to graze over food for long periods of time, and to avoid the sugary foods that can wreck havoc on teeth. They need to learn to make these good choices when you're not there, so talk to them about what they eat at school and at friends' when you're not around. Best wishes for a great back-to-school and autumn season!  

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