If you have children, then you are already quite experienced with carrying things with you. As you have noticed, the list of essentials that you must have on you at all times continues to evolve as your little one grows. When it comes to the dental care items you might want to have on hand, there are a few that will see your little one through into teenage-hood and beyond! Your Riverside children’s dentist has some helpful suggestions (and they just might be helpful for your smile, too!).

Sugarless Gum

It’s always a good idea to have sugarless gum on hand, suggests your Riverside children’s dentist. Remember, this is only safe for kiddos who are old enough to chew it without swallowing it! When appropriate, this is a wonderful after-snack or after-meal solution to remove sugars, food particles, and even plaque from smiles when you’re on the go.

Dental Picks

We don’t suggest dental picks as part of your home hygiene. We do, however, suggest keeping them on hand when you’re out and about. If food becomes stuck between teeth or you have a stubborn piece of pepper you can see but cannot remove, this tool will do the trick. (Caution: They are pointy, so don’t hand them over to little ones).

Lip Balm

Your Riverside children’s dentist also recommends keeping lip balm with you. While you might be able to make it through an afternoon with parched lips, your child will likely lick and lick and lick until his or her lips are extremely irritated. Keep balm on hand, so you can moisturize and protect that pucker in an instant, should dryness occur!

Schedule Care For Your Child To Maintain Oral Health

Remember that part of your child’s oral health care includes not only brushing and flossing but also children’s dental care visits with us! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.