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Back-to-School Dental Checklist

elementary school kids in front of chalkboard showing back to school smiles

It’s that time of year again! Pencils are sharpened, backpacks are packed, and children across the country are struggling to get back into their school year routine. You’ve checked everything off the school supplies checklist, but what about the dental checklist? Here are a few tips to make sure your child’s smile is back-to-school brilliant and ready for new school pictures.

New Toothbrush

While you’re at the store stocking up on notebooks, pencils, and folders, make sure to pick up a new toothbrush, too. The ADA recommends that you replace your toothbrush (or your child’s toothbrush) every three months or so. Get on a solid replacement schedule by starting the year off with a new brush. If your child is young, you might consider letting them pick out their own toothbrush. It helps them feel more involved in their dental care, and they’re likely to be more motivated to brush if they have a toothbrush they like.

Tooth-Friendly Snacks

Starting a school year routine isn’t just for the kids. Parents have their own routines, too, and many of them include packing a healthy school lunch. When you’re grocery shopping, make sure to pick up some of our favorite tooth-friendly snacks. Apples, celery, and carrots are all great for scrubbing teeth clean and producing a bit more saliva to rinse out your child’s mouth. This is ideal since it’s not likely they can get in a quick brushing session after lunch or snack time. Another favorite of ours is cheese. The calcium-rich food is great for tooth enamel, and string cheese is a quick and easy snack to eat.

Dental Check-Up

One of the best ways to prepare your child to head back to school is by scheduling a dental appointment. Taking your child to the dentist during the summer means no missing out on school time for an appointment. Your child might not think this is appealing, though!

Get your child – and their smile – back-to-school ready with a few supplies and an appointment at Romeoville Dental Center. We have convenient hours, including Saturday appointments and late appointments on Tuesdays. Call today to schedule!

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.