Healthy Tips for Back to School

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This back-to-school season is different from previous years. Whether your child is starting the school year online or in-person, we want them wearing a big, healthy smile on their face! Our team has put together some tips to ensure your child has a happy and healthy school year.

Face Masks & Oral Hygiene 

Even though their smile is covered up for the time being, remind your child that their oral health is still a priority! That means they still need to brush their teeth everyday after breakfast before leaving for school. If your child is currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, make sure they follow all oral hygiene steps recommended by their orthodontist.

Healthy School Lunches For Orthodontics

Packing your child’s lunch is a big responsibility. You want to make sure that your child is filling up on healthy and nutritious foods that will help give them energy throughout the school day. There are certain foods that are not only healthy, but can actually help benefit your child’s oral health as well! Colgate outlines 7 of the healthiest foods for your teeth in this article. Our team suggests to try and pack one of following healthy and orthodontic-friendly snacks to promote healthy teeth for your child:

  • Cheese slices
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Blueberries
  • Yogurt
  • Apple slices

Back-To-School Consult At Beach Braces! 

Back-to-school can often feel like a “fresh” start. Taking control of your child’s oral health is a great way to start the school year and promote healthy oral hygiene habits!

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child see an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. If you have a child over the age of 7, it’s time to bring them in for an appointment with one of our Toronto orthodontists. Even if your child’s smile might look healthy from the outside, our team can check in on the development of their teeth and bite, to make sure everything is growing the way it should!

We welcome both new and existing patients to book their family’s back-to-school appointments at our Scarborough orthodontic office today! For your convenience, you can request an appointment online by filling out our contact form. Our Toronto orthodontic office offers Invisalign, self-ligating braces and more! We can’t wait to see your family with a healthy smile this school year!

– The Beach Braces Team