With summer here, it’s likely that your family’s schedule is all over the place. With kids home from school and parents working, it can be a struggle to ensure your kids are eating right and maintaining proper dental care. We have some tips to help make sure everyone is keeping up with their oral health during the summer break.
Keep Supplies Stocked
It’s important to regularly replace toothbrushes, but it’s not something that might be at the top of your to-do list. Make a point to stock up on brushes — especially when they’re on sale — so you’ll have replacements on hand when you need them. While out shopping, it’s also smart to buy some travel-size brushes and toothpaste for any summer trips you have planned.
Choose Healthy Snacks
With kids home from school, they’ll likely be heading to the fridge and pantry for snacks. Make sure to have healthy options — such as fruits and vegetables — clean and ready to grab. Encourage kids to drink water rather than sugary drinks by keeping a pitcher of cold water in the fridge and slices of lemon and lime nearby.
Schedule Dental Checkups
Scheduling a dental appointment before school starts is a popular option for many families, but it can be hard to get spots for everyone in your family at the same time. Beat the rush and schedule appointments right after school ends. That way you’ll know they’re going into the summer break with clean, healthy teeth.
Protect Teeth During Sports
For kids who are enrolled in sports camps, it’s important to think about their dental care and protection. Make sure to buy a high-quality mouthguard for contact sports and to show your child how to use it properly.
Another way to help protect teeth and help ensure everyone’s dental care needs are met is to enroll in a dental insurance plan.
Hudson’s Bay Financial Services is happy to offer dental coverage through SecuriGlobe — one of Canada’s largest health insurance distributors. With plans that start as low as $5.50 a month, you can affordably purchase insurance that can supplement your current group health insurance or government health plans.1
You’ll also be eligible to earn Hudson’s Bay Rewards points that can be used in store or online for a variety of purchases — providing you even more savings.2
1 Rates and product details are effective as of January 1, 2018, and are subject to change without notice. All plans are subject to the terms and conditions of your Policy and Documents of Insurance. Premiums vary by age, province of residence and pre-existing medical conditions.
2 Earn 2,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points when you purchase Basic Health Insurance, 3,000 Rewards points for Dental Insurance and 5,000 Rewards points for Complete Health Coverage. Rewards points will be issued in equal increments after every six months when you use a valid Canadian-issued credit card to pay for your premiums and will not be pro-rated.
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