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Fall is quickly approaching, which means your child’s first day of school is right around the corner. You must be doing everything you can to help your child get ready. As you complete your “To-Do” lists, it’s important to also prepare your child’s smile. To help you do so, Dr. Denver Palmer has some tips.

It’s first recommended to help your child get back on track with their oral hygiene routine. Our dental team understands that the summer months can be hard when motivating your child to brush and floss, especially because they’re out late, having sleepovers, or too tired to clean their smile. So, it’s time to get them back on track by setting a timer in the morning and night, notifying your child to scrub and floss their teeth and gums.

Second, schedule your child’s six-month checkup if they need one. This is important because the appointment can help your child’s smile get ready for school. It will involve our dental team deeply cleaning their mouth, strengthening their teeth, and even treating dental issues if necessary.

Third, talk to Dr. Denver Palmer about a custom-made mouthguard for your child. This is vital if your child plays sports, especially high-contact sports. The fall is a typical time for the sports to begin, and your child needs to protect their teeth and gums during the first day of tryouts or practice.

Do you have questions about how to prepare your child’s smile for the fall season in Farmington, New Mexico? If so, please contact Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry at (505) 327.0044. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers you’re looking for!