As temps heat up in Dallas, TX and continue to soar, you may notice it takes a toll on the whole family! Feeling a little bit thirsty? Tired? Sort of wiped out after even a short walk? It’s important to keep in mind that just as the high heat can be quite hard on your overall health, it can become a serious factor for your family’s smiles. To keep up with your efforts in protecting your child’s oral health, considering some important details to keep at the forefront of your mind throughout these very hot summer days is going to be a great help for the kids and for Mom and Dad, too! Simple precautions are all you need.
Choose Water, Water, And More Water
Our team reminds you that just like you, your kids need hydration! Don’t forget that the best thing you can do on very hot days is hand water to your kiddos during meals, snacks, between snacks, and more. Keep in mind that you don’t want to wait until they tell you they are thirsty! Keeping hydrated to avoid feeling thirsty is a much safer bet. As for the energy drinks, water with vitamins, and more that you keep thinking are probably a better idea: They’re not. They can lead to oral health problems, so stick with water when you can!
Don’t Let Sleepiness Deter You From Care
Whether you’re feeling far too tired to deal with a brushing and flossing session or your kids are a bit irritable after a long hot day, don’t let this deter you. Start early and go to bed early if necessary but don’t let that dental hygiene session slip through the cracks. On hot days, just like any other day, consistent care is necessary to protect everyone’s oral health.
Watch Those Chilly Treats
Careful! We know that your kids are hot, you’re hot, and the idea of downing some slushies, milkshakes, snow cones, and more sounds like such a nice respite! It’s always okay to indulge, of course, but don’t let this replace your water (and don’t forget to rinse and then try to brush after). You don’t want sugars just resting on your smiles all day long because it can lead to cavities.
Come In When You Need Care
Anything your kids need for their smiles, rain or shine, hot or cold, come on in!
See Us Soon For Kids’ Smile Care!
Bring in the whole crew soon, so we can care for your children’s smiles and keep them on track throughout the summertime and beyond. 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.