Back to School Dental Tips

Summer is wrapping up and it’s almost a new school year. As you and your child get ready to go back to school, a trip to the dentist should be on your to-do list. Here are some suggestions to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy throughout the whole school year.

Children’s Dental Tips in Salem, MA

Schedule your Child’s Dental Visit

We recommend that your child sees the dentist twice a year. Even with brushing and flossing daily, there can still be tartar and bacteria on your child’s teeth that their pediatric dentist will be able to remove. Your dentist can advise your child on any potential signs of trouble with their oral health and catch any problems early.

Establish Oral Hygiene Habits

If your child isn’t brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, then as they get ready to go back to school is the perfect time to establish a good oral hygiene habit. A consistent habit of brushing and flossing daily is the best way to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy into adulthood.

Send Healthy Snacks & Lunches

Thinking of healthy lunches that your child will eat may already be on your mind, but you should also be thinking about what foods are good for their teeth. Some good options are fruit, string cheese, vegetables, and grains. Try to avoid the sticky, sugary snacks and sugary drinks. The sugar will linger on your child’s teeth and can cause tooth decay.

Protect Against Injuries

If your child is going to be playing any school sports, get them a custom mouth guard to avoid any knocked out teeth. Contact sports such as basketball, soccer, or football are common for children to play at school and cause also lead to mouth and tooth injuries.

Replace Their Toothbrush

As you shop for school supplies, make sure you get them a new toothbrush as well. A new toothbrush will help rid any bacteria that’s left on the brush and make sure the bristles are able to clean correctly.

If you are ready to schedule a back to school dental appointment for your child in Salem, MA, bring them to Paradise Dental Associates. We can help your child go back to school with their biggest smile yet. You can contact us directly on our website or call us at (781) 780-2246.

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Office Hours

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

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Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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