Four Things That Should Be on Your Back-To-School Oral Health Checklist

Four Things That Should Be on Your Back-To-School Oral Health Checklist

If you have school-age children, you are probably busy ensuring they have everything needed for the new school year, but what about their oral health? We’ve listed four easy steps you can take to make sure their teeth and gums are in great shape.

Book a Dental Exam

Booking a back-to-school dental exam will ensure that any signs of problems like tooth decay can be treated quickly so your child won’t be in discomfort or pain or need to miss school. We can also assess their general dental health and provide other preventive treatments like dental sealants or fluoride treatments.

Stock up on Dental Hygiene Supplies

When you’re out shopping, why not stock up on new toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste? Toothbrushes need replacing every three months, so the new school year is a good time to renew old toothbrushes.

Plan Healthy School Lunches

Commit to packing healthy school lunches for your child, including yoghurt, fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, and milk.

Get a Sports Mouthguard

Every year we see dental injuries caused during sporting events and where the severity could have been reduced or eliminated using a well-fitting mouthguard. Our dental practice can make custom-fitted sports mouthguards that are comfortable to wear and provide maximum protection.