Halloween is the start of the season when we all partake of too many indulgences. Candy and other sweets can really create problems for your smile if you don’t stay on top of your oral health. This is especially true for children who also have trick-or-treating, class parties, and other sugar-centered celebrations. In order to keep their teeth, gums, and the rest of their bodies healthy, it is a good idea to limit sweets and make sure they are regularly brushing and flossing.
When you demonstrate to your child how to brush and floss properly, it gives you an opportunity to discuss the importance of good oral health, how cavities form, and to talk to them about the importance of maintaining their teeth and gums. Of course, kids are busy and may not always cooperate, so checking up on them is a good idea.
Demonstrating excellent home care habits yourself can set a good example for your little ones that can last a lifetime.
Use Your Benefits for Good Health
This time of year is also a good time to determine if you have taken advantage of your insurance benefits for the year. Our schedule starts to fill up quickly, so if you still need to get in for a dental cleaning or any other planned treatment before the end of the year, calling soon can help. If you don’t use your benefits, you may lose them.
It just makes sense, with all of the additional treats available during the holidays ahead to have your teeth cleaned with one of our gentle professional dental hygienist. A professional dental cleaning can help you to make it through this tricky time of year without allowing treats to ruin your smile.
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