A visit to the dentist should be an important part of your child’s going back to school checklist. Teeth and gum pain result from tooth decay, which can also lead to eating and speaking difficulties.
- Regular dentist check-ups are vital as the dentist will spot potential issues parents and teachers might not realise are there.
- You should look to change your child’s toothbrush every three months or after an illness.
- Grains, fruit, raw vegetables, milk and yoghurt should be included in healthy snacks and lunches.
“If it’s hard to remember when to change a brush, you could try to change it every time report cards come out. Ask your dentist for a recommendation on how often to change toothbrushes.”
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