Summer is really on its way, believe it or not! While this can mean so many exciting things, one thing is for sure: If you have kids, then this means school will be out and you’ll have a ton of wide-open room to get things done without worrying about homework, class time, extracurricular activities, and the list goes on. So, with that said, what type of dental care might you need to put into motion with our Silver City, NM team over these warmer months that you don’t always have time to address when school is in session? Consider some ideas and go from there!

#1: Dental Sealants

We know that you have the best of intentions when it comes to your child’s dental care. However, when you don’t have the time, it can make it difficult to always follow through with every last thing on your list. This summer, if your child does not already have dental sealants, it may be a good time to come in, learn more, and consider placing them. They will offer wonderful protection throughout the summer and beyond (way beyond, in fact, for around 10 years or so!).

#2: Orthodontic Care

If you keep thinking that you really should do something about your child’s smile misalignment but you haven’t quite put things into motion yet, not to worry: Summer is a wonderful time to explore options and even to get started with treatment! If this is a priority, let us know. We will refer you to a trusted orthodontist, so you may begin.

#3: Get Them Involved In Shopping

If you don’t already have your kids involved in shopping for things like dental hygiene products and, perhaps you don’t have a lot of time during the week when kids are in school, then don’t forget: You have summer vacation coming up! If it works for your schedule and your kids are old enough, you may wish to bring them along to the grocery store with you when it’s time for new toothbrushes, dental floss, and toothpaste.

Remember that as you shop, you can explain the different products to them and highlight why they are important (such as because they help you prevent cavities). You’ll also have the opportunity to let your kids help pick out the flavors and other features they want for themselves. Keep in mind that when you let kids make big choices like this, it helps them feel involved, more grown up, and more excited about their own dental care!

See Us This Summer For Kids’ Checkups

Schedule dental visits for your children this summer if it’s time for the next cleaning and checkup! Remember that this is also a good time to get started with other smile care needs, such as placing sealants! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.