Protecting Your Child’s Teeth

It’s that time of year again. The sweets are abundant and Holiday cookies are as plentiful as snowflakes on the ground. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to neglect your child’s oral health. Now, don’t worry. We aren’t going to say to pass on those treats altogether, but some simple tips can keep you on track no matter what time of year and keep your teeth pearly white for those Christmas Card photos.

Brushing after Sweets
After eating that warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie, it’s important to not go the rest of the day with that sugar stuck in your teeth. Brushing your teeth after a sweet snack can go a long way to protect them.

Staying on a Routine
Whether it is a family get-together, a trip to Holiday Lights in the Park, or a school holiday party, routines can get pretty messed up this time year. That being said, one routine you should keep to is brushing two times a day. Brushing after getting out of bed and just before getting in bed can be a great routine for you and your child no matter what your holiday routine looks like.

Keep a Travel Bag in the Car
Holiday Party at School? Santa giving out candy at the mall? Even if you aren’t going to be home for a while you can still follow tip number one. Keeping a small travel toothbrush, toothpaste and floss is easy to do and can be used anywhere.

Keep Our Number Handy
Don’t put off dealing with problems with your child’s teeth. During the holiday season your child will most likely be exposed to more unhealthy food and if there is a problem it’s important to deal with it as soon as possible. We’ll be here!

Enjoy!
Keeping your child’s oral health in mind this season isn’t something to fret about. Follow these simple tips and you and your child can have an excellent holiday season.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/holiday-smile#2

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