We love checklists. They make it so much easier to make sure nothing gets forgotten! If you love checklists, here’s your back-to-school dental checklist to ensure everyone’s smiles are ready for the new school year.
Dental Care Routine
The first thing on your back-to-school dental checklist should be to make sure everyone has a good dental care routine and a way to track it so they will be more likely to stick to it once school starts.
Dentists recommend flossing at least once a day and brushing after each meal or 3 times a day with fluoride toothpaste. Some easy ways to track your routine might be to use a wall calendar chart, set phone reminders, or use a dental app on your smartphone!
Dental Care Visits
Next on your back-to-school dental checklist should be dental care visits. It’s recommended that healthy patients visit the dentist every 6 months for an exam and cleaning, so if it’s been a few months since your last visit, it’s a good idea to call and schedule your next one! Dentists’ calendars can get busy so booking ahead of time is the best way to secure family dental appointments that fit with everyone’s busy schedules.
Dental Care Tools
You might think of back-to-school shopping as only including books, pencils, and other school supplies, but it can also include dental care products! Having the right tools can make caring for your smile easier and more fun.
Tools we often recommend include dental floss picks for flossing on the go and an electric toothbrush that can connect to a smartphone app so you can track your brushing habits in real-time with a fun and easy-to-use app.
At your next dental appointment, talk with your dentist about which tools would be best to take your dental care routine to the next level. We care a lot about keeping your smile healthy, but we also want to make dental care fun and enjoyable!
Call our Odessa, TX, dental office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.