Summer dental tips for kids from your Circle C family dentist

With summer just around the corner, it’s important to make sure that your children are taking good care of their teeth, regardless of where they are or what they’re doing. In part one of our blog series, we’ll look at some helpful dental tips for kids this summer.

 

Don’t Let Them Fall Back On Their Routines

Summertime can be incredibly busy for kids. From playing sports to spending time away from home at friends’ houses, most kids’ summer schedules can find them at their busiest. They may not always be under your supervision, and they may not always be at home during the mornings or evenings. With this in mind, it’s important to make sure that they are keeping up with their regular dental routine.

Neglecting to brush and floss regularly can lead to some significant problems and with the amount of time that kids tend to be out and about during the summer, this could mean more than a few opportunities for missed or neglected dental care. If your kids are going to be away from home for extended amounts of time this summer, make sure that they have travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss with them. Keeping up with their regular dental routine will ensure that their teeth keep looking fantastic, even with the hectic nature that summer can bring.

Wear A Mouthguard

When we think of summer, one of the many summer activities that come to mind is summer sports. Being able to spend time outdoors and play summer sports is one of the best parts of being a kid in summer, but what’s important is to make sure that you’re making sure that your child is safe while doing so. Whether they’re playing more intense contact sports or something a bit more subdued, it’s important to make sure that they wear proper protective gear. From elbow and knee pads to helmets, wearing protective gear helps reduce the risk of injury for your child.

One of the forms of protective gear that tends to be forgotten about is the mouthguard. While some children play sports without one, it’s a risky endeavour. Accidents happen, and kids can fall or have some other sort of impact to their mouth. In times like this, you don’t want them to suffer a lost or damaged tooth, so by encouraging them to wear a mouthguard when playing sports this summer, you’re helping increase their safety while reducing their risk of injury.

Schedule an Appointment with an Austin Family Dentist

Those are just two helpful tips for parents when preparing their kids for summer. The last thing you want is for your child to fall behind on practicing good oral hygiene or have them suffer an unexpected oral injury as a result of playing a sport. For families in Austin, Blue Sky Family Dentistry is proud to serve your entire family with the best in dental care services, from simple checkups to more complex dental procedures. We will continue this in part two of our blog series, but until then, to learn more about our Austin family dentist, contact Blue Sky Family Dentistry today

Blue Sky Family Dentistry is proud to serve families in the greater Austin area with the best dental care services. Whether you’re looking to have a simple cleaning or checkup, or you need a slightly more involved procedure completed, Blue Sky Family Dentistry makes going to the dentist easy on your family, as we can see the whole family in the same place. No longer do you have to worry about scheduling conflicts or having to make separate trips to the dentist for different family members. We understand how busy family life can be, so we do our best to make it as easy as possible on you. Contact us today to learn more about our Austin family dentist!