When you have kids in college, you suddenly don’t have them under your roof every single day. As this applies to protecting your kids’ smiles with effective preventive dental care, things are suddenly quite different. Should you keep setting up cleanings and checkups for them, you wonder? Is there anything you can possibly do to try to encourage them (successfully) to keep their smiles safe when they’re away from home? Perhaps it’s time to think through a few suggestions we often provide our parent patients for an easier time!
Whip Up Smile-Friendly Care Packages
So, your kiddo is in college and now, as a result, you cannot stroll by the bathroom as your son or daughter brushes (as you make a mental note that your child is, indeed, brushing). For the time your child is at school, you won’t be the primary purchaser of groceries, which includes snacks and toothbrushes, and more. What to do? Well, for starters, send care packages with healthy snacks and the like. Foods like nuts, butter-free popcorn, and pretzels are nutritious, safe for teeth, and will be appreciated. Add in a reusable water bottle and chances are good that your beloved student will tote it across campus (while swishing toward a clean smile).
Send Hygiene Items
Go ahead and add the toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste into that care package you’re sending to your child. You won’t have to spend any more time worrying that your son or daughter is without essential (and unexpired) items for successful dental care.
Keep Scheduling Their Visits
As long as your kids are planning on coming home for summer and winter breaks, then you should continue schedule their dental care visits. You can let them know what to expect and they can continue receiving cleanings and checkups with us all throughout their college years!
Help Your Adult Kids Maintain Healthy Smiles
Schedule visits for your college kids, so they come in for preventive care and more during breaks, while maintaining their six-month cleanings and checkups! To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.