Summer is here, and your kids are anxious to get out there and enjoy the good weather and the sunshine. If some of the fun includes being a part of a sports team, you’ll want to be prepared in case of an emergency. There are steps you can take to help protect your kids’ teeth from injury, and things you can do now to be ready in case something does happen.
Get your kids mouthguards
Even if the sport isn’t supposed to be “high contact,” we all know what can happen when a bunch of kids are running around together in close proximity. Mouthguards can save your child a lot of pain, and they are especially important if your child has braces. You can get them at sporting goods stores or have one specially made for your child.
Help them have healthy teeth
Teeth and gums that are strong and healthy to start with will fare better in an emergency. Help your kids to develop good habits, by encouraging them to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. Take them to their dentist twice a year for checkups, and make sure to take them right away if they complain of any pain.
Have a dentist you can count on
Of course, you want a dentist for your child who does a great job of taking care of their teeth during regular checkups, but you also want one you can count on during an emergency. Choose a dentist who provides emergency dentistry so you know that they’ll be there if something does happen.
Warm weather sports mean lots of fun for both parents and kids. Help your kids to have healthy teeth for life, by protecting them as they play. Arlington Dental Aesthetics wants to make sure that your children’s teeth are well taken care of, with both general dentistry services and emergency services, if you ever have the need. Make an appointment at Arlington Dental Aesthetics in Arlington or South Riding Smiles in South Riding. Call the Arlington office at (703) 214-3183 or the South Riding Smiles office at (703) 214-3185!