When you’re a busy on-the-go parent, you might find that you’re not sure how to keep your kids’ smiles protected at all hours of the day – particularly when you’re out and about. Fortunately, your Riverside children’s dentist has some tips for you! From figuring out what to offer your child when you’re taking a longer than usual drive to anticipating sudden issues, we are ready to help! Consider our advice.

Tip #1: Pack Healthy Snacks

If you’re on a road trip, taking a drive, or you’re just going to be away from home or your usual food options for a while, it’s smart to pack snacks. It’s even smarter to pack healthy snacks, as suggested by your Riverside children’s dentist. Some good idea that your little one will like? Try the following:

  • Bring water as your drink of choice – it’s good for teeth and is hydrating
  • Pack veggie slices, which are healthy for smiles and health for your child – crunchy is always a winner
  • Carry along yogurt-in-a-tube or some variation for easy eating and a smile-healthy snack
  • Tote along cheese, which is high in calcium and good for teeth

Tip #2: Carry Travel-Size Dental Hygiene Products

You never know when your child is going to need a tooth brushing or when your little one will get something stuck between his or her teeth. Keep your travel-size toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss on hand for any and all surprises.

Tip #3: Keep Lip Balm Handy

Your Riverside children’s dentist suggests carrying lip balm with you. Children are less likely to say, “Hey, I need a lip moisturizer, please!” and more likely to continue licking their lips to rewet them until they are dry and cracked. Lip balm to the rescue!

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.