It’s almost time for school to begin again. Doesn’t it seem like the kids just got out of school? August 21 is the first official day of school for the Charleston County School District. You can see this and other important dates on their 2019-2020 Academic Calendar. As you’re preparing for school by purchasing all the items on the school list and buying the next size up in clothing for your growing child, don’t forget to stress the importance of daily oral habits for your child once school starts.
Building In Brushing Time
It’s essential to build in an adequate brushing time every morning before school. School starts early, and it can be tempting to allow your child to sleep in as late as possible. The problem with this temptation is that the essential daily habit of tooth brushing often gets tossed to the wayside, so the bus or carpool ride is not missed.
Be sure to build in enough time in the mornings for a two-minute tooth brushing every morning before school. The morning routine of brushing the teeth is essential in removing plaque buildup that happens during the night. Ultimately, it will help prevent tooth decay and cavities.
And Don’t Forget Flossing Too
It’s also vital for your child to floss one time per day. Why not save this habit for a nighttime routine to save time during the hustle and bustle of the morning? The American Dental Association states, “The most important thing about cleaning between your teeth is to do it. As long as you do a thorough job, it doesn’t matter when.”
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