It always seems like summer break goes by faster and faster every year for you and your children. Before you know it, you’re back to the store shopping for a fresh bunch of school supplies, buying a few new outfits, and making sure you’ve scheduled haircuts to get all the kiddos ready for a new year.

Our team at Rod Eccles, DDS, in Plainfield, IN is giving you a friendly reminder to schedule a visit with us so your family’s teeth and gums are strong and ready to begin a new year, too!

Healthy Teeth Tips For Your Child’s New School Year

Here are some of our best healthy-teeth tips so you and the kids can start a new school year with great smiles!

*Encourage Daily Brushing & Flossing*

By the time your kids are old enough to start school, you’ve already got them into a well-established oral hygiene routine. But like anything that affects your day-to-day schedule, a new school year can make it more challenging to avoid disruption to daily brushing and flossing.

You can avoid any blips in the dental radar by creating a daily responsibility calendar just for the kids, and post it on the wall in the kitchen, or anywhere in your home where it will be seen everyday. Brushing and flossing should be somewhere on the list, and you and the kids can establish some sort of incentive program so they’re rewarded for keeping up with good oral care habits.

*Pack Healthy Lunches & Snacks*

When kids are home for the summer, it’s easy to monitor their daily diet. But once school starts back up, you can’t always know what they’re consuming.

A great way to ensure your child is getting the proper vitamins and nutrients, as well as avoiding sugar and high-starch snacks, is to pack their lunches and snacks each day.

Fresh fruit, crunchy vegetables, almonds, cheese, milk, and bottled water are teeth-friendly foods and drinks that will strengthen their enamel, promote adequate saliva production, both of which can keep them in the classroom and out of the dental chair this school year!

*Visit The Dentist*

First, scheduling a back-to-school dental cleaning and exam for your family is an easy way to remember the timing of your twice annual checkups. One of our skilled hygienists will remove plaque and make sure you and your children have clean teeth and gums. Then Dr. Eccles will provide thorough oral exams to ensure your family is safe from dental problems.

But family dentistry at Rod Eccles, DDS is more than just about oral health maintenance. It’s about prevention. That’s why we offer services like fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and nutritional counseling so you can keep tooth decay and cavities from harming your family’s smiles.

Make An Appointment

A healthy mouth is important for a healthy body. That means your family’s dental care is vital in keeping the kids in school this year and away from the dentist office for preventable oral health problems that could arise.

Start the school year off on the right foot with a dental cleaning and exam in Plainfield, IN!

Call Rod Eccles, DDS today at 317-682-0884 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.