With Memorial Day in our rearview mirror, it means the unofficial start of summer is here! We’ve compiled some tips to make sure your summer is safe and full of smiles.
Just like we brush, floss, and visit the dentist to have healthy smiles, we also need to protect our skin by; playing in the shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen regularly.
We know that staying hydrated is an important part of day to day health, but it can also have a big impact on your kids’ oral health. We need to stay hydrated so that our bodies can create the saliva that washes away cavity causing bacteria.
If you’re riding bikes, scooters, or skateboards be sure that your head is protected with a helmet. Did you know that wearing a bike helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 50%? Let’s keep those smile holders intact this summer.
If you or your children haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, don’t forget to continue social distancing, hand washing, and covering our mouths with masks when in public.
Make sure your first aid kit is stocked with a kid friendly bug spray, antibacterial ointment, band aids, and hydrogen peroxide.
Protect your smiles by brushing for two minutes, twice a day. Limit sugary snacks and visit our office every six months!
Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Make a list and track the fun activities you have planned for your family.
Here are a few ideas if you need help getting started on your list;
- Visit a national park
- Make a WHOLE dinner over a campfire
- Practice a random act of kindness for a stranger
- Take a day trip to a place no one in the family has visited
- Make a blanket fort
- Make homemade ice cream
- Brush your teeth after eating homemade ice cream
- Have a water balloon fight
Tag us in your summer fun! We can’t wait to see what you and your family are up to! @treehousepediatricdentistry on Instagram