During summer, it can be tricky to maintain good oral hygiene and especially if your family’s schedule is topsy-turvy. But it’s worth spending a bit of effort protecting your children’s developing teeth from long-term damage.
Stick to a Regular Oral Hygiene Routine
Twice daily brushing and flossing once-a-day are just as important in the summer. But with lots of distractions like pool parties, holidays or camping, don’t be surprised if kids need reminding to brush their teeth. The summer is a great time to replace old worn out toothbrushes with nice new ones and especially if you are travelling. It’s a good idea to stock up with extra toothbrushes and to put together a small travel kit for days out and trips away.
Book Dental Check-ups
Lots of parents try to book dental check-ups before school begins, but if you can, get ahead of the rush. It’s best to have dental check-ups soon after school finishes so that hopefully your children will have a clean bill of dental health the summer. That way, they are less likely to suffer from a toothache while away on holiday.
Pack Healthy Snacks
Make the most of seasonal fruit and veggies and keep them washed and ready to go in the fridge. Other good snacks include cheese and sugar-free yoghurt. Keep your kids hydrated with plain water.