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Dental Tips for the Winter Term

Is your child ready for the school now that it’s 2018 and they’ve enjoyed their winter break? They may have the latest fashionable clothing, sports equipment, and school supplies, but do they have the necessary tools to maintain good oral health?

According to the Canadian Dental Association, a dental examination is just as important as a general checkup at the doctor’s office. Statistics suggest that tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, affects Canadian children more than any other chronic infectious disease. Dental pain can lead to difficulty concentrating in school and other activities such as eating, speaking, playing, and sleeping. Problems in any of these areas can affect a child’s performance at school.

Here are three tips that should be on your child’s back-to-school dental checklist:

 

  • Regular Dental Examination!

 

Regular dental checkups with your dentist are a great way to ensure healthy teeth. Dental professionals can diagnose and treat dental problems while preventing future problems. Your oral hygienist may also be able to suggest treatments or techniques that you can use to improve your oral health from home.

 

  • Regular Brushing and Flossing!

 

Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing can go a long way in improving and maintaining a child’s oral health. Head to the dental section of your local store while you’re out shopping with your child and pick out some dental tools.

 

  • Healthy Snacks and Lunches!

 

Eating healthy lunches and snacks can go a long way in maintaining your child’s oral health. Foods including whole grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt, and fruit are what we consider to be teeth-friendly foods! At the end of the day, the best advice we can give is to make sure your child eats everything in moderation. Making balanced food choices leads to good oral health.

Our professionals at Apple Dental Group would love to be your go-to dental team this upcoming school term. Our staff does its absolute best to ensure your oral health is the focus and will answer any questions inside their expertise. Interested in booking an appointment today? Contact us at 403-778-0866 or visit our website today!