Getting Your Anxious Child Ready For A New School Year

Little Rock AR OrthodontistCan you believe it’s August already? Where did summer go? At Smile Arkansas, we hope your summer was filled with lots of fun activities and memory-making opportunities with your kids. School is about to start back up. Here is a calendar of school happenings in Little Rock. How are your kiddos feeling about that? Some children relish the thought of packing their backpacks and entering through those big school doors with confidence. However, the beginning of school can cause many anxious thoughts as well.

Here are some ways you can prepare your kids dentally for school.

  1. If your child wears an oral appliance such as a retainer, mouth guard or Invisalign, ensure that they have a proper system to maintain the appliance’s integrity. Create a plan for your child, so they feel confident that they will not lose or destroy it while at school.
  2. If your child is anxious, or struggles with focus, they may tend to chew on their pencil or other items. Investigate alternative chewing items designed for school children. The chewable plastic or rubber pencil toppers will help keep your child’s teeth safe from the hazards of extreme pencil chewing.
  3. If you have an older child anxious about the appearance of their teeth, why not consider giving them the confidence of a straight smile with Invisalign.

Book your Children’s Dentistry appointment with us at Smile Arkansas today. We’ll help you and your child get off to a confident beginning of the school year.

Posted on Behalf of Smile Arkansas