Parents: A Few Things To Keep In Your Bag For Safe Smiles

Whether you’re mom or dad, you’ve probably got some kind of bag that you’re carrying around with you when you’re out with the kids. Maybe you have a purse, handbag, backpack, bookbag, laptop case, or something else! Whatever you choose to tote along the essentials for yourself and your children, one thing is certain: When there’s room enough for smile health odds and ends, it’s always worth stashing them. You may be surprised by just how helpful it can be to incorporate our Dallas, TX team’s ideas into the mix!

Stash Dental Floss Like There’s No Tomorrow!

What type of child do you have? One who doesn’t care at all if he or she has food stuck between her teeth (but this is something that really bothers you because you want your children’s smiles to remain safe)? Perhaps you have a child who screams when she feels food stuck between teeth. Maybe your little one isn’t bothered by it until he sees food stuck. Whatever the case, we remind you that keeping floss with you is always, always a good idea for the whole family. On-the-go snacking and meals can get messy. When you have floss, you can address stuck food in an instant!

Tote Hand Sanitizer!

You may frequently have your children wash their hands before meals at home or at restaurants. However, what do you do in the car, at the park, etc., when you’re snacking or eating on the run? In addition to the fact that it’s not ideal for smile health to place unclean fingers in one’s mouth, it’s not good for one’s overall health, either. With a quick pump of hand sanitizer, however, you’re in a much safer situation before chowing down.

A Small Bottle Of Water

Have lots of room in the bag you tend to have with you? If so, you may want to invest in a reusable water bottle that you keep with you. Our team loves reminding parents that rinsing with water after meals and snacks is very powerful in protecting smile health. There are many space-saving, child-friendly options on the market, so take a look!

Gain Valuable Smile Protection Advice From Us

Set up dental visits for your kids, ask us questions, and head home from checkups feeling more knowledgeable about how to easily and effectively protect the smile health of your children. 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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