Back to School

Summer is over and it’s time for school. This means it’s also time for your child's dental appointment. We want to make sure he or she kicks off the school year with great oral health!

We also want to remind you of the importance of packing healthy meals for your child’s lunch. As you may know, many schools sell sugary snacks or beverages in the school cafeteria or vending machines. This easy access to sugar can lead to tooth decay. A healthy diet is important for good oral health. A combination of a balanced diet and regular dental visits will help keep your child's smile for a lifetime.

Help your child start good eating habits. Try to limit between-meal snacks. If your child is thirsty or needs a snack, stay clear of cookies, candy and other sweets or sticky foods. Instead, offer water or healthy foods, such as fruit, carrot sticks or wheat crackers. Save sweets for mealtime, when the mouth makes more saliva to help rinse out food particles. 

For good dental and overall health, be sure your child eats a balanced diet with foods from the major food groups. For more information about a healthy diet, see www.choosemyplate.gov.    

Please call our office at (703) 723-4224 to make an appointment as soon as possible. Our back-to-school schedule fills up quickly, and we want to find a time that works best for you. As always, it’s our pleasure to provide you and your family with the very best in dental care.