Back-To-School Dental Tips for Kids

Can you believe summer’s almost over? As you and your child stock up on school supplies and start changing sleeping schedules, you’ll also want to keep dental health and hygiene top of mind.

Here are simple ways to keep your child’s smile at its best once school is in session:

  • Put a small toothbrush and toothpaste in your child’s backpack to use after lunch
  • Fill the lunch box with nutritious, dental-friendly foods like apples, celery, yogurt and milk
  • Pack a water bottle instead of juice to limit sugar intake and oral bacteria growth
  • Have a mouthguard ready to protect your child’s smile during sports and gym activities

It may also be easier to get your child’s dental check-up completed before the first school bell rings. If it’s been some time since your child’s last visit, schedule an appointment today by calling 276-496-4492 opt. 5. For additional information on our pediatric dental services, visit our website,