Your Solana Beach dentist wants to remind you to care for your teeth this school year.
It’s back to school time and your Solana Beach dentist wants you to remember to not neglect your teeth this school year. Solana family dental is here for you this school year with some helpful tips. These tips can help you take care of your teeth and ensure that you have a healthy smile for years to come.
Getting ready for school can be a stressful process and if you are not a morning person you may rush to get ready and forget the most important part of your morning routine; brushing your teeth. Not only is it important to brush your teeth because that is the healthy thing to do, but is also important to help with morning breath and plaque build-up that is not very attractive. Everyone goes back to school with a new backpack, new clothes, and new shoes. How about going back to school with the best thing possible? A beautiful and healthy smile. Your smile is usually the first thing someone recognizes when they first meet you, so make a great first impression.
Meet with your dentist in Solana Beach to ensure you have the proper sports guards ready for your sports that season. Teeth shift and sports change, so make sure you have the most up-to-date protection for you contact sports. Wearing a sports guard during athletics is a great way to keep your teeth intact and prevent serious dental work.
If you have braces, make sure to bring a toothbrush and floss with you in your backpack to take care of your teeth after lunch. Keeping up with your teeth while in braces can prevent cavities while the brackets are in place. If you have a retainer following braces, make sure that you are wearing it. Many people tend to keep their retainers off during the school day and only wear them at night. This is not advisable, since that longer one goes without a retainer, the greater risk of relapse and tooth shifting back to their original position. Retainers can be a pain, but going through the braces was the hardest part and the retainer is the simplest way to avoid more orthodontic treatment. Keep wearing it and keep those teeth straight for years to come.
While you are at school, make sure that your records are kept up-to-date with your current dentist and doctor on file, so if an emergency occurs they know who to contact for immediate care. Make sure you also make your semi-annual check-ups and keep up with the proper dental habits that are recommended for you.
School can be a busy season for you and your family, but don’t forget about your teeth. We want you to have a happy semi-annual check-up with no cavities and a great report. Investing time in your teeth is an investment in the future of your health. Ensuring that your teeth are getting the attention they deserve can keep you smiling for the long haul.