August 27, 2016

Back to School Dental Routine

The summer vacation has ended and back-to-school has arrived. We understand that it can be a stressful time for children and parents to establish a routine. Dr. Ella Choi, a pediatric dentist, offers some tips on establishing a good dental routine.


Good Oral Hygiene

After Breakfast and before bedtime, make sure your children go to school and bed with clean teeth. Use a timer or sing a song to make brushing time a fun time. Check out tips on brushing and flossing to make this routine more enjoyable for your kids.


Healthy Snacks

Healthy snacks are part of maintaining oral health. Choosing fibrous food such as celery and apples can help rid of food debris stuck in your teeth. Hard food such as carrots, apples and nuts can activate saliva production, which has teeth strengthening ingredient such as calcium and phosphate. Hard cheese is a fantastic snack because it is high in calcium and makes teeth stronger. Be careful of foods that sound “healthy” but really are not good for teeth. Check out this link for 7 “healthy” snacks to avoid for teeth.


Dental Check-up

Most children require a dental check-up every 6 months. Some children at high risk of cavities may need to see the dentist more often to make sure there are no signs of cavities. Your child needs a regular oral exam to check that your dental routine is in tip top shape, there are not cavities or gum disease starting.


Dr. Ella Choi is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry serving Vancouver and South Surrey, White Rock in Beautiful British Columbia.


“Dr. Choi and her staff at Playtime Pediatric Dentistry were amazing with my 3 year old son who needed to get a cavity filled. Going to the appointment I was anxious about how my son would react and about the effects of sedation. When I walked into Dr. Choi's dental practice I felt immediately more at ease. From the very child-appealing decor, to their patient and caring approach, Dr. Ella and her staff know that treating children is about much more than completing a dental procedure. They were very skilled in making my son feel as comfortable as possible and have everything set up to make things go smoothly. I was very impressed and would highly recommend Dr. Choi to other parents. Michelle Q.”