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Why a successful new school year starts with a visit to the dentist

Back to school means back to the dentist: Identifying problems now can help with better attendance and improved confidence

When making your list of to-do’s before another busy school year begins, make sure you include a visit to the dentist. A trip to see the professionals at Longmeadow Family Dental Care makes good sense for many reasons.

  1. By examining your child’s teeth prior to the school year, you can identify and sometimes rectify events, such as potential cavities, before classes begin. This will help cut down on the need to miss school due to an appointment.
  2. Help plan out your school year; for example, if braces are recommended, you can go ahead and consider your options now and make any follow up appointments so you get on the schedule before it fills up.
  3. A healthy smile works wonders for kids’ confidence and the best way to ensure that is to keep your regular appointments with your dental professional.
  4. Getting back into practicing good habits: the regular dental health habits we’ll remind your kids of such as brushing and flossing regularly will help get them back into the mindset of the routines needed for a successful school year.

How to maintain healthy habits all year long

Beyond the dental checkup visit, you can help maintain your child’s dental health all year long:

Monitor your child’s sugar intake. If your child has a sweet tooth, it’s important to keep track of how much sugar they are consuming. It’s always best to have plenty of healthy options around the house for the after school or after practice snack.

Practice the tried and true 3-2-1 rule. The 3-2-1 rule includes eating three healthy meals every day, brushing twice a day, and flossing at least once per day.

So your first assignment: make your appointment today!