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With the first day of school right around the corner, you probably have a long list of back-to-school tasks. When you work on that list, don’t forget to also help your smile get ready for the new school year. There are things you can do to complete that task, and Dr. Ed Perdue is more than happy to tell you all about them.

The first thing we recommend is to visit Dr. Edward Perdue Pediatric Dentistry for your dental cleaning and exam. Doing so before school starts is a great step toward a healthy smile because our dental team has treatments (like fluoride and dental sealants) that can help you keep cavities and other dental issues at bay. Visiting your dentist can reduce the amount of school you miss because of dental problems.

The second thing we recommend is to pack smile-healthy snacks for lunch. This is important because there are certain snacks that can harm your smile. Those treats are usually sticky, sugary, and acidic foods that cling to your teeth and attack the enamel. Instead, pack nuts, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. These treats can clean as well as nourish your chompers.

The third thing we recommend is to make oral hygiene a priority. Make sure you brush every morning and night and you floss and rinse daily. These things can help you have a clean, pristine, as well as beautiful smile and they can give you the fresh breath you desire.

For more information and details about how to have a school-ready smile in Nashville, Tennessee, please don’t hesitate to give Dr. Edward Perdue Pediatric Dentistry a call at 615-662-2191. Our dental team will be thrilled to give you the information you seek.