Back-to-School Oral Checkup

Back-to-School Oral Checkup

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Jul 26 2021, 11:59 PM

A back-to-school oral checkup is just as important as school supplies, laptops and new clothes.  As the days get shorter, plans for kids to return to school will become top priority. The school’s supply list will be printed, backpacks will be inspected to see if they will survive another year and the latest trend in clothes will be purchased.

When creating your to-do list, don’t forget to include dental checkups.   

Dental To-do List:

Schedule a Check-up  

Summers go by in the wink of an eye with camps, vacations and sleep-overs.  It’s not usually the time of year we schedule things like dental or doctor appointments.  But when school starts back up, schedules can get crazy. Why not make an appointment now for kids to visit the dentist for one of their two annual cleanings and check-ups?

Practice Good Hygiene 

Routines during the school year are typically different from those during the summer. In the summer we sleep later, hardly ever set the alarm or enforce bedtimes.  During the school year we tend to slip back into stricter routines.  This is a good time to remind kids of the importance of daily oral hygiene such as brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

Replace Toothbrushes

While shopping for new school supplies, add toothbrushes to your list.  According to Healthline, toothbrushes should be replaced every 3 to 4 months.

Pack Healthy Lunches 

Everybody has heard the saying, “Build it and they will come”. The same goes for kids’ lunches, “pack it and they will eat it”.  So, instead of tossing chips, cookies and sugary drinks, into lunch boxes and snack bags, load them up with carrot sticks, string cheese, fresh fruit, healthy sandwiches and good old water. 

At Dr. Abeyta’s office in Albuquerque, NM, they strive to be the best choice for dental quality care and overall excellence by:

  • Delivering comprehensive care in a calm and safe environment.
  • Incorporating total health and integrative care options that empower patients to make the right and best decisions for their health.
  • Investing in education for themselves to provide their patients with the knowledge they need to achieve whatever goals they have for their dental and overall health.

To schedule a back-to-school appointment call (505)-293-7611.  We hope this is the best school year ever for you and your family.

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