School’s almost out for most kids. If you are afraid that a busy summer might take a toll on your child’s oral hygiene, think again. Summer break is a great time to schedule those needed exam and cleanings. In fact, it’ a good time for the whole family to come in. By now you probably know your summer schedule, so you can call the dental office and schedule appointments before school is back in session. And best of all, your children won’t have to miss classes and their dental routine won’t have to suffer. A double win!
If you are traveling this summer, keep your child’s smile healthy, no matter where you go, with these easy dental tips:
- Have a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste on hand that’s easy to pack and tote around.
- Top off your child’s meal with a glass of water to wash food away when a toothbrush is out of reach.
- Schedule a dental visit after a vacation for a professional cleaning in the event your child’s oral health took a nosedive.
- Recruit your family or sitter’s help in maintaining your child’s oral hygiene if you happen to be out of town.
These simple pointers can help you maintain your child’s dental regimen. However, there is no substitute for a regular visit to your local dentist. If a busy schedule has caused you or your child to miss a check-up and cleaning, schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Merai today by calling (301) 567-9844. Information on all of the pediatric dental services we offer, please visit our website. We also offer a discount for new patients.