Hello, Cold And Flu Season! Goodbye, Worries!

Yes, when cold and flu season arrives, your carefree feeling that comes with summer quickly flies out the window. Suddenly, kids are back in school, their friends begin rubbing their noses, you prepare to unearth sweaters and jackets from the depths of closets, and then you hear it: The first murmurs about flu shots, washing hands, etc., in an effort to prevent the spread of colder weather illnesses. What to do? Fortunately, your friendly children’s dental care team has a lot of helpful advice coming your way!

Prevention Reminders

As you know, our dental care team is all about prevention. As much as we love helping you keep your child’s smile healthy, we also love assisting in keeping your child in good physical health, too! We’d like to offer a friendly reminder that prevention is key during cold and flu season. Whether you’re someone who in on board with flu vaccines, you’ve been meaning to toss some hand sanitizer into bag (so you can keep your kids’ hands clean), or you’ve been meaning to find a pediatrician, now is the time to do it!

Oral Health Tips

Of course, you are at the receiving end of our dental care team’s helpful oral health tips that can make a big difference when you’re doing your best to avoid the cold and flu. Keep the following in mind throughout this time of year, so you don’t have to remain in a constant state of concern:

  • Don’t let kids share toothbrushes or dental hygiene products (this makes it too easy to share germs)
  • Don’t share your own brush with your spouse or kids for the same reason
  • Have everyone wash their hands before dental hygiene sessions to avoid ingesting germs carried on fingertips
  • Give everyone their own toothbrush holder or cup, so there’s no transfer of germs from brush to brush

Bring Us Your Oral Health Questions For The Kiddos

If you’ve got questions about best practices for dental hygiene and other factors associated with oral health, please bring them to our attention! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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