Back to School and Routines

Back to school and dental health routinesOur patients are getting back to school and adjusting to a new routines. Daily schedules and learning environments may be changing, but routines are an important part of our daily lives. We’re encouraging patients to maintain or jump start their dental health routines by logging their brushing and flossing on a calendar. Brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes along with flossing in the evening is the best way to remove sugars and food particles from teeth. Although the doctors advise to limit snacking, we know that remote learning may lead to more in between meal snacking. If your child does snack in between meals, encourage him or her to drink water and rinse after snacking. By drinking water, your child is able to rinse away food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for.

Be sure to limit sugary snacks, make wise food and beverage choices and drink plenty of water. So, make this a great year and remember to bring your brush and floss calendar at your next dental visit! Keep up with your dental health routines.

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