With the start of the new school year looming ahead, your to-do list is probably miles long. In the midst of the chaos, make sure to keep maintaining your oral health. Protecting your grin and preventing tooth trouble sets you up for success this upcoming semester. Use these 3 tips to ace your next dental exam and impress your new peers!
Tip #1: Perfect Your Oral Hygiene Regimen
You’ll probably have spent summer vacation eating and drinking your favorite sugary treats and beverages. Maybe you overindulged on sweets a little too much or forgot to bring floss on trips. While skipping out on oral hygiene isn’t ideal, it’s not the end of the world to be forgetful. Think about it like a cheat day when you’re working out!
That being said, once you come back home, it’s time to return to the way things were. As you form a routine in preparation for the school year, you should maintain or even better the oral hygiene regimen you had before. Brush and floss twice a day and use mouthwash daily!
Set your smile up for success this school year by protecting your teeth from cavities!
Tip #2: Choose Smile-Friendly Lunches
Whether you’re buying lunch in the cafeteria or packing food from home, choosing healthier, nutrient-rich options can be another line of defense for your smile.
When you’re at school, brushing and flossing after eating can be less than convenient. However, there are ways to clean and strengthen your teeth with your lunch! For example, dairy products contain calcium, which helps fortify your bones. Fibrous fruits and vegetables can help clean food debris off your teeth and increase saliva production to wash away other particles. Keep sweet treats to a minimum and drink plenty of water to preserve your pearly whites.
Tip #3: Pack a School Dental Kit
Go to school prepared by packing a pouch of dental hygiene products. Some items to include in your portable dental kit are:
- Sugar-free gum
- Travel-size toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash
- Floss picks
Make sure the bag isn’t too big and can sit conveniently within your backpack. Keep a water bottle close on hand to make drinking water throughout the day easy!
Acing your dental exam doesn’t have to be hard. Taking extra measures to protect your oral health will ensure no tooth trouble can distract you from enjoying your school year.
About the Practice
At Advanced Dental Concepts, your smile will be under the care of four talented and friendly dentists. The team offers everything from general to cosmetic dentistry and is eager to help you achieve your smile goals. If you want more information on how you can ace your dental exams this back-to-school season, contact Advanced Dental Concepts through their website or by phone at (219) 322-3418.