October is officially here! The new school year is in full swing, the temperature is starting to drop, and of course, it’s almost time for every dentist’s favorite holiday to warn patients about- Halloween. With everyone back in their Fall routine, schedules become more hectic and stay that way through the holiday season. So during the hustle and bustle, and hocus pocus, it can be easy for dental hygiene maintenance to slip into the backseat. However, your Krengel Dental team is here to offer suggestions to keep you and your family on track. Here are a few tips to keep your family’s teeth protected this Fall.
- Make “Teeth Time” an activity. We love suggesting that families make brushing and flossing a family affair by checking in with one another and making sure to make these practices a habit. By brushing and flossing together, your family will instill good oral hygiene as a habit while you will also be able to hold each other accountable.
- Check labels for sugar content. When packing lunches or preparing quick meals, it is easy to lose track of how many added sugars are being added to your family’s diet, threatening dental hygiene. Added sugar in everything from sports drinks to fruit juice and packaged snacks can seem like healthy options, but actually be packed with sugar that lingers on teeth. We suggest making sure to read labels, especially of drinks your family consumes to limit added sugars that could lead to tooth decay. Encouraging your family members to brush or rinse their mouth out with mouthwash after consuming sugary drinks/snacks can also help to combat cavities.
- Come and see your Krengel Dental Dentist. The best way to take care of your family’s dental hygiene is to keep up with your Krengel Dental dentist and get personalized care and feedback regarding each family member’s smile. When you come and see us, we can make sure to detect any dental problems at their early stages and get to the ROOT of the problem (pun intended!) Our friendly Krengel Dental team knows that scheduling can be tough, so we are here to help you find a time that fits for you and the whole family.
As a family practice, our Krengel Dental team is here to cater to your family’s needs and get you the comprehensive, preventative and custom care that you and your smile deserve. Whether you are ready to make your 6 month appointment or looking to have a question answered by a knowledgeable team member, help is a quick phone call away. Give us a call at 952-888-1311 and we will get you and your smile taken care of.