Summer vacation is here, and your kids are likely excited about all of the fun activities that they have ahead of them. While it is great that your child has the chance to relax and play with his friends, as a parent, you need to make sure that you are keeping up with his dental health.
Stick to a Healthy Diet
Summer vacation will give your child access to a lot of foods that might not be the best options for their overall or dental health. From soda to ice cream and concession stand snacks, these foods are major sources of activities.
Ensure that your kids are eating healthy snacks, and make sure that your refrigerator is stocked with fruits and veggies.
Keep Your Kids Hydrated
In the hot summer sun, it is important that your children are staying hydrated. While they might be tempted to drink lemonade and other sweet drinks, water is the best option. Not only is it healthy, but it will help to keep their teeth clean.
Invest in a Mouth Guard
If your child plays sports during the summer, it is important that you make sure he keeps his teeth safe. A mouth guard is the best way to keep his teeth safe, and the best options are the custom-fitted guards that you can get from your dentist. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to ensure that your child is prepared with the best possible protection.
Keep Up with Their Dental Hygiene Routine
It may have been easy to stick with a dental hygiene routine during the school year, but now that your child has a little bit more freedom to his day, you need to continue with that routine. Make sure your child is brushing and flossing twice a day to keep his teeth healthy.
The summer is also a good time for your child to visit the dentist for his cleaning, so contact us today to set up his next appointment.