Summer of Smiles with CR Pediatric Dentistry

Last weekend was the OFFICIAL start of summer! We’ve compiled some tips to make sure your summer is safe and full of smiles.

Just like we brush, floss, and visit the dentist to have healthy smiles, we also need to protect our skin by playing in the shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen regularly.

We know that staying hydrated is an important part of day to day health, but it can also have a big impact on your kids’ oral health. We need to stay hydrated so that our bodies can create the saliva that washes away cavity causing bacteria. When we're playing hard outside, your kids may actually be thirsty when they are complaining of being hungry!!!  Reusable water-bottles to the rescue!

If you’re riding bikes, scooters, or skateboards be sure that your head is protected with a helmet. Check old helmets for damage and replace them every 5-10yrs to be sure the plastic is still solid and working right. Did you know that wearing a bike helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 50%? Let’s keep those smile holders intact this summer.

If you or your children haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, don’t forget to continue social distancing, hand washing, and covering our mouths with masks when in public, especially indoors (we're sooooo close to being done with this!).

Make sure your first aid kit is stocked with a kid friendly bug spray, antibacterial ointment, band aids, and hydrogen peroxide.

Protect your smiles by brushing for two minutes, twice a day. Limit sugary snacks, and visit our office every six months!

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! We have a download so that you can list and track the fun activities you have planned for your family.

Here are a few ideas if you need help getting started on your list:

  • Visit a national park
  • Make a WHOLE dinner over a campfire
  • Practice a random act of kindness for a stranger
  • Take a day trip to a place no one in the family has visited
  • Make a blanket fort
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Brush your teeth after eating homemade ice cream
  • Go to a County Fair
  • Make homemade popsicles (fruit anyone?)
  • Check out a new bike or hiking trail
  • Sleep outside in a tent
  • Have a water balloon fight

What can you think of to fill it in??  We'd LOVE to see what your family has planned so bring it in to our office when you visit or share it with us on Social media! ❤️

Summer of Smiles To-Do List