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Healthy SmilesFor The School Year

It is finally time for your child to go back to school in Corpus Christi, TX. There can be an adjustment period for both parents and children as you get back into the swing of things. Kids can forget to brush their teeth during the morning rush. Your child might have school supplies, sports equipment, and a new wardrobe, but does he or she have the tools they need to maintain good oral hygiene?

Regular Dental Exams

One of the best ways to keep your child’s mouth healthy is by scheduling examinations with your dentist every six months. This allows any problems to be diagnosed, treated, and prevented. Your child may be treated with sealants or fluoride treatments to stop tooth decay. Your dentist can recognize problems that parents and children themselves cannot. Make sure your child is visiting their dentist and being treated so that they are not living in pain or losing school time later on for more serious issues.

Healthy Lunches for a Happy Smile

Diet is one of the main contributing factors to oral health. Make sure to limit the amount of sugary and salty foods in your child’s lunchbox. Here is what you can pack instead:

  • Milk
  • Water
  • Grains
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit
  • Raw vegetables

If your child is going to eat lunch from the cafeteria, be sure to scope out some healthy options before school starts.

Daily Brushing and Flossing

It cannot be stressed enough that oral health is promoted at home. While you are out shopping for binders, notebooks, and pencils, stop by the dental care section. It might be smart to bring home multiple toothbrushes so your child can easily switch every three months.
We want your children to have healthy and beautiful smiles throughout the school year. Contact our office by calling (361) 991-8743 to set up a regular appointment with Dr. Tilman Richards.

Staff is very friendly. No wait time. They saw me and my daughter in a timely manner and Dr. Richards was so great! The work I had done was completely pain free... Didn't even feel the shot or the work that was being done. The end results were exactly what I needed! No pain, no complaints. Dr. Richards even called the same evening to see if I was feeling okay and to see if I had any questions... Best dental services I have ever had.Marisa B.
No one likes going to the dentist, so you may as well go to the best - Tilman Richards, DDS. The staff makes you feel like family, the office is beautiful, and Dr. Richards goes to great lengths making sure you're comfortable and in as little pain as possible.Patti G.
My family has been seeing Dr. Tilman Richards for years. Him, his wife and staff are the best. When ever we go for a appointment it's like going and visiting friends. Very friendly, one of the best! I can not say enough good things about him and his staff.Douglas W.
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