A Smile Checklist For Back To School

A Smile Checklist For Back To SchoolAugust in Fort Worth and the rest of North Texas means a lot of things. For one thing, it means that it is that is quite hot outside. Another thing is that school is about to start for most districts. When the kids get to go back to elementary and middle school and the teenagers go off to high school or maybe even college, there are plenty of lists to help you get prepared. There are checklists for required school supplies and the kids probably have lists of the things they want to get before school starts. A smile checklist can be a great way to ensure that your young ones’ smiles are prepared for this new chapter. 

Pack a Water Bottle

Staying properly hydrated is important for everyone’s health no matter their body’s age. Most schools allow for empty water bottles to be brought to school, so that your young one can stay hydrated. It is important to check with the school’s rules to make sure that a water bottle is allowed and if it needs to stay in the lunchbox or backpack. Drinking water is a great way to keep the mouth rinsed and clean between hygiene sessions. It promotes saliva production, which helps keep away the buildup of harmful bacteria.

Oral Health Supplies

When you are shopping for backpacks and colored pencils, it can be a great time to get new toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste. If your teen or child wears braces or Invisalign, you may want to help build them a kit for school. A bag with oral hygiene supplies, threaders, a case for aligners, orthodontic wax, a compact mirror, elastics, etc. can help your kid to keep their mouth clean during the school day.

Schedule Appointments

Dental and orthodontic appointments can be harder to set when the family’s schedules are jam packed with homework, sports, and other activities. Setting appointments now can help make it a little easier.

Are your family smiles ready for fall?

A smile checklist can help your family start the school year off right. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics at (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.