3 Ways to Give Children Healthy Teeth This School Year

Family Dentistry Practice | Tocci Dental Associates

Now that school is in full swing, you and your family are getting into a routine. Between school, after-school activities, or even after-school jobs, your child’s schedule is packed. With these busy schedules, it’s important to find ways to give your children healthy teeth.

Our Wellesley MA dental office sees patients of all ages and dental complications. Tocci Dental Associates has worked with countless children in the area. We have even developed a special program for your children’s first dental visit. You can schedule your child for a visit with our office by calling us today at 781-304-8172 or use the online form to book a visit.

Today we want to show you three ways to give your children a better smile, even whenever they are busy with their school year.

Create a Custom Mouthguard

Sending our children back to school means again starting them in after-school activities or athletics. If your children are involved in high-intensity sports or contact sports, they should be wearing a mouthguard. You can find mouthguards at most drug stores or even big box stores. Obviously these mouthguards are generic and not custom to your smile — or anyone’s smile. A custom mouthguard will be protect the teeth and gums from injury.

To create a custom mouthguard, we’ll need to take a quick impression of the teeth and then design a custom guard. Our custom mouthguards will protect teeth better than generic boil-and-bite mouthguards. You’ll keep your children out of dental pain and protect your investment.   

Stick With a Great Oral Hygiene

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. The duration of the brushing helps you remove harmful acids and plaque in the mouth. Most people don’t brush their teeth long enough, or even scrub their teeth too hard! Brushing too hard can lead to gum recession or even tooth enamel damage. There are many free dental apps available that can guide you or your child through brushing. Some of these dental apps are aimed toward kids. You can also purchase special toothbrushes with timers — some even play popular Disney songs.

Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Issues

You save yourself a great deal of time and money if you prevent dental problems before they arise. You can do that with a great oral hygiene routine, but you can also do that with some preventive treatments inside the dental office. At Tocci Dental Associates, we can provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride is a natural substance that is proven to reduce the risk of cavities and even restore enamel. Dental sealants, on the other hand, are made from thin plastic layers. These sealants are placed on the teeth and literally blocked out dental decay.

You can learned all about our children’s dental services and prevention services whenever you schedule your dental cleaning and exam.  You can do that today by calling us at 781-304-8172. Or use the online form to book a visit.