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If you’re about to take your child on a vacation, it’s important to make sure they have a strong and healthy smile. That way you will likely avoid dental issues or emergencies when you’re sightseeing or relaxing on the beach. To help you ensure a healthy smile for your child, our dentist, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins, has some tips.

Tip No. 1: Bring your child into our office for a dental checkup. This might be the last thing you want to do before a vacation, but it can really help you and your child. This is because it reduces the chances of a dental issue arising. Our dental team will deeply clean the smile, strengthen the teeth, and treat any dental issues that could cause your child severe pain now or in the future.

Tip No. 2: Have any oral surgeries, like wisdom tooth extraction, at least a month before your leaving date. This will give your child plenty of time to recover and feel back to normal. It will also keep your plans in motion in case your child experiences complications with the surgery.

Tip No. 3: Take your child to their orthodontist for an appointment if they have braces or another orthodontic appliance. This is important if your child will have an adjustment appointment when you are gone. If you forget to adjust the braces before and wait till you get back, the treatment might be delayed.

Do you have questions about how to help your child have a strong and healthy smile when you’re on vacation? If so, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team in Houston, Texas. All you need to do is call Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc at 281-488-4242. We look forward to assisting you!