Summertime is a great time to visit your Plantation family dentist’s office to catch up on oral care when the kids are out of school and you have a little more time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tooth decay is the most prevalent infectious disease among children. So, summer is no time to take a break from oral health.
Here are six tips for good summertime dental care practices:
- Plan healthy breakfasts. Make sure your kids have healthy choices like seasonal fruit and eggs — you can hard-boil them ahead of time — to choose over sugary cereals.
- Limit soda intake. Provide fruit-infused ice water as an alternative.
- Pack healthy snacks and drinks. If you’re heading out for the day or on vacation, pack fresh fruit or other low-sugar snacks so you don’t get trapped into buying junk food from a food court or vending machine.
- Keep brushing. to their teeth before drifting off at night. Kids may be going to bed later and may be tired, but it’s still important for them to make time to brush before bedtime..
- Practice the 3-2-1 rule. Eat three healthy meals, brush twice and floss once every day.
- Schedule a dental checkup. Take advantage of this time when your child won’t have to miss school to get a dental check-up.
Is your child apprehensive about visiting your Plantation family dentist? Maybe you want to consider adding books about the dentist to your summer reading list. There are plenty of books available that feature your child’s favorite characters.
But there’s nothing to worry about if you visit the office of Dr. Steven Rosenberg and his associates, who will treat your child with care and compassion. Take time to make a summer appointment today — school will be back in session before you know it!