Keep your child smiling
YOUR child may have the latest wardrobe, school supplies and sports equipment for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth and the tools they will need to maintain it?
According to the Australian Dental Association, establishing and maintaining a good diet and oral hygiene practices during childhood are essentials if individuals want to enjoy good oral health throughout life.
That’s why it’s important to instil good dental habits in your children from a young age – and the best time to do this is before they return to school.
Your child’s back-to-school checklist should include:
Parents and teachers may not realise there’s a dental problem, so regular check-ups are important. Your dentist may suggest fluoride treatments or sealants to prevent decay and can treat dental problems to save your child pain and lost school time.
Head for the dental care aisle when you’re out shopping for notebooks, binders and pencils. If parents buy several toothbrushes they could have their child change to a new one every three months or so, or after an illness. If it’s hard to remember when to change a brush, you could try to change it every time report cards come out.
Include portable healthy lunch items and snacks in your child’s packed lunch, including grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yoghurt or fruit.
Call the team at My Mareeba Dentist to book your child an appointment. Let the professional and caring team look after your child and ensure their visit to the dentist is enjoyable.
With more than 30 years experience, the locally owned practice offers a range of dental services for the whole family, in a relaxed and caring environment.
At My Mareeba Dentist, their aim is to keep you smiling.