The summer is nearing the end and yah!!! Its’s time for school !!! Some kids are saying yah … lots of parents are saying yah!! The arrival of September is anticipated by all !
For our team at Maple Mews Dental , we have been encouraging good food, drink and snack choices for every day, but we are especially focussed on school lunches as our patients and own children prepare for the school year to start .
Sticky foods and sugared drinks can cause havoc on eveyone’s teeth … we always say to the kids that the “ sugar bugs” like to have a party on your teeth to the kids!! It is so important to do all we can to work together to educate you, our patients that are students and parents so that the right choices can be made for a healthy smile and healthy you!
Some great snacks for school lunches are:
- Veggies and Dip
- Pretzels and Hummus
- Rice Cakes
- Fresh Fruit
- Pepperoni Sticks
- And to drink Water or Milk
Remember that drinks contain LOTS of sugar ! Some drinks like sodas are meant to be rare treats , they are very acidic and can do a lot of damage to your teeth ! Especially at school , our team recommends milk , water or spring water ! NO Juice Boxes !
Of course regular dental visits are top priority ! If you haven’t booked your back to school dental visit … do it now! And your oral hygiene at home is so so important… don’t skip it! Brush for 2 minutes at least twice a day and floss daily !! And parents , help your little ones … they really do need help – they can not do it properly all alone! Let them have a turn and then you have a turn after ! Everyone will benefit !
Happy Back to School from the Maple Mews Dental Team !