Helping Your Child Keep Good Oral Hygiene Habits On Vacation
At Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we know how much
our little patients love summer! Now that the warm weather is finally
upon us, we know that many of you will be taking fun, summer vacations.
But just because you get a break from your jobs and responsibilities, it
doesn’t mean that you get to take a break from your oral healthcare
Below is a short list of easy ways to make sure that
you and your family keep up your good dental hygiene, even when you’re
not at home:
- Visit our office before you go – There are
two good reasons to set up a cleaning and exam for the family before
going on vacation. First, it will allow you to enjoy your vacation
without worrying about needing to make appointments when you get back.
Second, it’s easier to maintain a healthy smile on vacation when you
start off with a clean slate!
- Be aware of what your kids are
eating – On vacation, it’s easy to get caught in the delicious, sugary
treats that abound! And of course, we’re not suggesting that you or your
children abstain from these desserts! We just want to make sure that
you stay aware of the extra sugar and what it means for your mouth. To
prevent sugar from building up, please remind your children to brush
their teeth after especially sugary meals.
- Travel sizes are
your best friend – You can find every single dental hygiene product in a
travel size! This makes it easier than ever to keep up good habits
while you’re away from home. Put together a dental health kit for each
member of the family and be sure that each kit includes a toothbrush, a
toothbrush head protector, floss and mouthwash. Again, each of these
items can be found in the travel size aisle!
For more tips on how to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile, or to schedule a pre-vacation cleaning and exam, please contact Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics! Our office is located in beautiful Firestone, Colorado!