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For most children and teenagers, the start of summer break means three months of sleeping in late, trips to the beach, summer vacations, camps and other activities, that there just wasn’t time for when school was still in session.
But while the break brings with it a relaxed environment, it’s important to keep a regular routine when it comes to oral health.
For nine months out of the year, kids are generally regimented. They brush, floss and rinse with mouthwash before bed, then repeat that routine before they head to school the next morning. Once summer rolls around, though, that routine can easily slip away, leaving negative consequences in its place.
Summer break is no excuse to let your oral health routine lapse. Bad breath, gum disease and cavities don’t take a vacation. Here are a few tips parents can follow to make sure their kids take care of their mouths, teeth, gums and breath this summer.
Children’s Oral Health During Summer
Drinking water can help prevent dry mouth and the negative effects that come with it such as bad breath, tooth and gum disease, mouth sores, gingivitis and more. Dry mouth can even cause taste buds to shut down, making those summer hot dogs and ice cream bars a little less appetizing.
Kids want to have fun during the summer and they should be able to. But they may need a little nudging from their parents to make sure they don’t get so caught up in fun that they let their brushing, flossing and rinsing routines fall by the wayside.
Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!
Located in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, Family Care Dental Clinic is a group of passionate dentists and dental experts who are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family. Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!