In case you didn’t notice, back to school time means coming up with lunches again! And snacks. The list goes on. While’s there’s certainly a lot to consider in a day, remember that caring for your kids’ smiles in doesn’t have to be an added stressor! Instead, our Riverside, CA team reminds you that when you have just a bit of helpful information, it can make decision-making on the fly quite simple and beneficial for oral health! So, how can you feel a bit better about food choices, now that school is back in session? Consider some tips from your Riverside children’s dentist, of course!

Get Those Sealants Placed ASAP!

Before we talk about the food itself, your Riverside children’s dentist would like to remind you about something that will help your kiddos combat bacteria, regardless of what they eat, whether it’s broccoli or a candy bar! It’s dental sealants. If your child doesn’t have sealants yet, remember that they offer exceptional protection for back tooth chewing surfaces, as they offer cavity prevention.

Send Healthy, Yummy Options With Lunches

We remind you, as well, that when you’re planning meals for your kids’ lunches, it’s easy to make some smart choices that kids will enjoy and that are good for oral health, rather than detrimental. Sure, your little ones will probably still enjoy some sugary treats. However, remember that stocking lunch bags with protein, dairy (yogurt or cheese), fresh cut fruit, or veggies (think apple slices or carrot sticks) are all fantastic! These are all wonderful after school snacks, too!

Skip Soda And Juice, Opt For Water!

Your kids may love fruit juice, fruit punch, or soda, but we remind you that adding water to school lunches (or milk!) is much better for oral health. Your Riverside children’s dentist suggests saving those other beverages as special treats!

Come In For Children’s Visits On The Dot

Though the school year can be a bit hectic, remember to schedule your children’s visits on the dot, so they’re receiving the dental checkups and cleanings their smiles need to remain healthy for life! 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.