Your Riverside children’s dentist knows that once school is out, one of the only things on your child’s mind is how many hours can be logged at the pool! There are floats, there are handstands to be shown off, there are new swimsuits to don, and so much more! While we certainly appreciate your kids’ enthusiasm for time soaking up the sun (don’t forget your sunscreen!), our Riverside, CA team also reminds parents and kiddos alike that time around the pool increases your chance of ending up with smile injuries! So, consider some important tips that will help you avoid such a consequence of an otherwise perfectly fun activity!

Remind Kids To Walk Only

We want you to remember to warn your children (you may have to do this over and over) to walk when they’re near a pool. They shouldn’t skip, hop around, jog, or run. By walking, they limit the chance of slipping and they limit the chance of moving quickly, slipping, falling, and ending up with broken teeth and other avoidable injuries!

Remind Children To Use Rails And Steps

Hoping to prevent problems like broken and chipped teeth? Your Riverside children’s dentist wants you to remember to tell your children to rely on the rails and steps provided for entering and exiting the pool. Give your kids a friendly reminder that though it’s possible if not impressive to be able to get out at the side of the pool, where there are no hand rails or steps, it’s also dangerous and can end with a damaged smile!

Keep An Eye On Kiddos

Remember that though they may nod at everything you’re saying, they may seem mature because they’re finally teenagers, etc., they’re all still children! From little ones to middle schoolers and even high schoolers, kids easily forget about smile-related safety hazards (and more) around the pool. Your Riverside children’s dentist reminds you to make sure they’re being monitored, as they enjoy their summer fun!

Promote A Safe Summer Experience

Take your Riverside dentist’s tips to heart when it comes to pool-side safety, particularly when kids are involved! Follow tips and suggestions to ensure your child has a wonderful time, while enjoying optimal smile protection. 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.