Dental Checklist – Preparing Your Child for the New School Year  

With the coming school year, you want your child’s teeth to be healthy and look their best. At Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Melbourne FL, we strive to provide your children with dental care and assistance to have healthy teeth and gums as they grow up. As a Brevard pediatric dentist, we care for children’s oral health from birth through their teenage years. By keeping the following tips in mind, you can ensure your children’s teeth are healthy and ready for the new school year.

A Checklist For Healthy Teeth

  • A New Toothbrush: You should replace your child’s toothbrush every three to four months to ensure they are receiving a proper cleaning when they brush their teeth. Toothbrushes wear down over time and these damaged bristles lose effectiveness. A new toothbrush will have them ready for school.
  • Healthy Lunch Box Snacks: Opt for raw veggies, fruits, nuts, and low-fat cheese as wholesome choices for your child’s school snacks. Avoid sugary treats that can harm their teeth. We can’t emphasize this enough – no gummies!!!
  • Proper Water Intake: Having enough water during the day is not only good for your child’s overall health but also their dental health. Water washes away leftover food and sugar that collects in the mouth.
  • Consistent Brushing and Dental Care: One of the most important aspects of dental health is a consistent routine. Helping your child establish a healthy brushing and dental care routine greatly improves oral health. Daily flossing and brushing twice daily keeps your child’s mouth in good condition and health.

Schedule An Appointment

One last step to make sure your children have healthy teeth for the upcoming school year is to visit a pediatric dentist in Melbourne, FL. At Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we have years of experience in providing dental care for children in a healthy and comfortable environment. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.