Let’s Talk About Smiling Through Summer 2020 with Dr. Krista Kunz of Magnolia Pediatric Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant, SC

We’ve come up with a theme for the summer of 2020 – “Bloom Where You’re Planted!” We bet that most of your summer plans have changed, which can be a letdown, but we can make the best of what we have.

Throughout the summer we’ll be sharing fun activities and ideas for making this summer close to home the best it can be.

Today, we’re going to go over a few safety precautions.

Don’t forget to continue social distancing, hand washing, and covering our mouths with masks when in public. Let’s continue to flatten that curve and tell COVID-19 that it is not welcome in our summer! Be sure to pay special attention to your local officials for information on your area’s numbers and closures. Even if things are opening up, we still need to be cautious.

We brush, floss, and visit the dentist to have healthy smiles. We also need to protect our skin by playing in the shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen regularly.

We know that staying hydrated is an important part of day to day health, but it can also have a big impact on your kids’ oral health. We need to stay hydrated so that our bodies can create the saliva that washes away cavity causing bacteria.

If you’re riding bikes, scooters, or skateboards be sure that your head is protected with a helmet. Did you know that wearing a bike helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 50%? Let’s keep those smile holders intact this summer.

Make sure your first aid kit is stocked with a kid friendly bug spray, antibacterial ointment, and band aids. Extra time at home and lots of summer play can mean more owies! Be prepared.

Protect your smiles by brushing for two minutes, twice a day, limiting sugary snacks, and visiting our office every six months! We are open and are going above and beyond to keep your smiles safe from viruses.

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