When you sit back and really think too much about the hours your children spend at school, away from the care and love that you put into protecting their oral health, it can drive you a little bit crazy. So, before you allow yourself to go down the rabbit’s hole of worry that may accompany such thoughts, your Temecula dentist encourages you to think about some helpful tips instead! When you keep some very simple hints in mind that can help guide your children through a smile-healthy school year, it takes the stress off (and ensures you’re going the extra mile to help those grins stay safe!).

Make Visits A Priority, Too!

We will likely toss this reminder into the mix every time we talk with you about protecting your children’s smiles! As you already know, your Temecula dentist strongly advises you to bring yourself in for cleanings and checkups every six months. Of course, your dentist suggests this for your children, too. When you take the time throughout the summer, school year, or whenever those preventive visits land for these appointments, you give your kids exceptional smile protection against just about anything that could come their way.

Test Out Xylitol As A Sweetener (Instead Of Sugar)

Love giving your kiddos treats for lunch but feel extremely guilty every time you pack sugar? Look for some treats that contain xylitol as a sweetener instead. It’s natural and it happens to be good for their smiles, explains your Temecula dentist. It’s a win-win!

Pack Water With Lunch

Whether you’re sending H2O as your child’s primary beverage or as an addition to the other drinks in that lunch bag, remember: Water is such a beneficial thing for your child’s oral health! Whether your kiddo drinks it throughout his or her meal (or after), it acts as a cleansing agent. Mention to your child that it’s a good idea to drink water after other drinks like juices or soda and you’re hitting a homerun! The simple act of sipping this neutral liquid helps to keep your child’s mouth pH levels neutral, splashes bacteria and leftover food pieces from their resting spots, and helping to protect your child’s oral health. Your Temecula dentist highly recommends it for all ages!

Consider Your Temecula Dentist’s Tips For Your Kids’ Oral Health

When what you really need is some daily suggestions to feel better about protecting your children’s oral health, simply mention it! We will be more than happy to help. Give us a call in Temecula, 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.