The start of a new school year can also signal a fresh start. It’s important to teach children the importance of their health and teach them healthy habits. Start the school year with a smile!
Here are a few tips for getting your child ready for back to school:
Ready for the First Day of School!
1) Does your child need dental health forms completed for their school record? It’s important to have their annual exam and cleanings, but also to make sure their health is up to date with their school.
Tools for a Healthy Smile
2) New toothbrush = new start to school. In addition to new pencils and notebooks, don’t forget the oral health aisle.
Strong Smiles Need Guards
3) Does your child need a sport guard (or get fitted for a new sport guard) for their upcoming fall sport?
Healthy Snacks are Colorful
4) Stock up on healthy snacks and lunch items to pack in your child’s lunchbox. Instead of potato chips, stock up on dried fruit and veggies which can easily be stored.
Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with a New Change
Regularly Scheduled Dental Visits
February is Children’s Dental Health month. In honor of this topic, we encourage parent’s and caregivers to choose one healthy habit for their children to focus on changing. Parent’s and caregivers are the best examples for their children.
Here are some examples of healthy habits to focus on this month:
Parents Make the Difference
1) Think before you drink….make sure you are serving water or milk as a beverage.
2) Swap a sugary, processed snack for fruit, vegetables or cheese.
3) Brush your teeth together – make this a family event and teach your children how to correctly care for their teeth
4) Floss your teeth together – flossing is such a dreaded part of the oral hygiene routine. Enforce that brushing and flossing go hand-in-hand! Create a sticker chart to keep track and to set a reminder!
The baseball season has ended. The Toledo Mudhens won their last game. There are two Toledo dentists committed to keeping your childrens’ smiles healthy season through season. As we switch out summer sports bags for book bags, it’s a great time to check out oral health habits.
Toledo Dentists’ Keep Parents Up on Fall Dental Care
Summer is over and school is back in session! Back to school means getting organized and ready to start a fresh year! There will be a lot of knowledge to gain and activities to keep busy. Your student’s health should be at the top of the list – this should include physical, mental and dental health.
Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl’s A-B-C’s for Back to School
A. An Apple a Day….apples are wonderful food for your teeth and your body. (Dr. Frankel eats an organic apple every day!) Fill up on nutritious snacks at school and after school.
B. Brush! Staying on a strict brushing schedule is very important to incorporate with your child’s school routine – aim to brush after breakfast and before bedtime.
C. Cavity-free is the way to be! Make sure your child is up-to-date on dental exams not just for school records, but for their health.
It’s important to teach children how to care for their teeth and what healthy teeth mean for their body. Has your tiny tot been to the dentist yet? Now is the time to get that appointment scheduled.
We have found that fear, time, no sense of urgency and budget are roadblocks for seeing your dentist.
What do you do at Frankel Dentistry to address a fearful patient?
Offering complimentary consultation and tours as well as listening to our patients keeps even the most hesitant patient coming on a regular basis.
What about time? We are all busy.
Dr. Frankel decided while still a dental student his patients would not wait. We also see emergencies the same day.
Why go to the dentist? My teeth feel fine.
A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Dental disease is often silent. Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are associated with your oral health. New studies indicate many types of cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease show a link to oral health.
How much will it cost?
We offer a complimentary benefits estimate of dental insurance as well as Care Credit payment options including interest free.
Has your child ever complained that their tooth hurt? We all know that children go through growing phases but sometime it it may be hard to tell the difference in growing pain and a real toothache — cavity on the rise.
Dr. Frankel offers these steps to tell the difference:
Open wide…check inside their mouth to see if they have food stuck and need help flossing.
Teething? Molars can be painful – give your child some pain reliever to see if that helps.
Rinse with warm salt water and apply a cold compress to help with swelling/inflammation.
Stay away from sticky foods and drink plenty of water.
Schedule six month recare dental visits to spot small issues before they become problems.
If your child is still complaining or having difficulty eating, call our office to get an immediate appointment!