3. Updating Oral Hygiene Routines
One more item on the back to school health checklist is a thorough audit of your child's current oral hygiene routine. After a summer of late nights and loose schedules, your child's routine may have been disrupted, resulting in less-than-ideal conditions for oral health. Grab a new toothbrush, such as the Colgate® 360°® Fresh 'N Protect™ Toothbrush, while shopping for other school supplies. When going over your child's back to school routine, make sure that brushing twice daily for at least two minutes and daily flossing makes the list. You may even want to observe your child while brushing to make sure his or her technique will effectively eliminate the plaque and germs that can collect on teeth.
The weeks before heading back to school is a flurry of new shoes, an updated wardrobe, and one last trip to the beach, but don't forget that your child's health is the most important component of another great school year. By taking the time to schedule appointments and stock up on new oral hygiene products, your child can head back to school with an organized backpack and a healthy smile.