Summertime, and the living’s easy! Just make sure that easy living doesn’t compromise your children’s dental health. Here are a few things to keep in mind when keeping your little one happy and healthy this summer season:
Chlorinated poolwater is acidic, and believe it or not, can actually damage little teeth! It’s hard to imagine kids not swallowing a little pool water when they’re splashing around, but take the time to remind kids to rinse their mouth out with plain, filtered water afterwards. Not only will it help neutralize some of that lingering acid, but will also help keep them hydrated!
Also consider some of the dental injuries that could result from some careless slip-ups and fall-downs around the pool this summer. Remember, walk, don’t run, on slippery pool perimeters, and remind kids to be attentive to their surroundings when they’re playing in and around the pool.
Snacks and summer munchies will keep your little ones fueled for all their summer fun! It’s important to be mindful of the kinds of food they’re consuming, as well as monitoring their oral cleaning habits in between those snack breaks. Brushing and flossing regularly are the best way to ensure your kids stay cavity-free all summer!
Regular dental check-ups are the only way to ensure your child’s mouth is in its best shape, and to be sure there are no cavities or other dangers lurking in the deepest corners of those bright smiles. Don’t skip summer dental check-ups because of summer vacation plans or other activities – your children deserve the best pediatric dental care that Palo Alto has to offer, so be sure to schedule their summer dental appointments with Dr. Haghpanah.
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