In Fort Worth, Texas, most schools are gearing up to get back in session. When the kids are getting ready to get back to school, the stores are overflowing with school supplies and deals on new clothing. Something that sometimes neglected during the hullabaloo over back-to-school is oral health. Schedules tend to get busier when school gets back in session, which is why taking advantage of the relaxed summer schedule can be a good idea for your family’s smiles. Set an appointment with your dentist while it’s easier to do so. It’s also important to stock up on oral health supplies, while also sticking with your oral hygiene routines.
New Toothbrush Time?
The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every three to four months. If the bristle are frayed or damaged, it is important to change the toothbrush sooner. When you are heading to the store to pick up new notebooks and shoes, why not stock up on new toothbrushes and fresh floss for the family?
Stick to the Routine
Changing from summer vacation into a busy school schedule can be more challenging for some than it is for others. For kids that have trouble waking up or going to sleep at an earlier bedtime, it can be disruptive to their oral hygiene routine. However, it is important for everyone (parents, too) to brush their teeth at least twice a day and to floss at least once. Not doing so leaves the smile susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.
Make an Appointment
Rather than waiting until school is back in session, which might also include sports and extracurriculars back in session, why not set dental appointments for the family now? Checkups can keep everyone ahead of any surprises that could lead to absences. If your child is heading into high school or off to college, it could be important to check the status of their wisdom teeth.
Is your family ready for back-to-school season?
Don’t forget the family’s smiles when getting ready to go back to school. To schedule a consultation, call the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.