Back To School Time? Don’t Forget Dental Checkups

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TOOTH DECAY IS THE #1 CHRONIC DISEASE IN CHIL DREN. It’s estimated that 40% of children have some form of tooth decay before they even reach kindergarten. Alarming, isn’t it? But SO much of the problem is preventable through routine hygiene appointments.

What can patients expect from a back-to-school checkup?

When your child is scheduled for a dental checkup and hygiene appointment appointment additional services will be performed to make the appointment as thorough and comprehensive as possible. To start, a routine decay and soft tissue exam as well as looking for any abnormalities will be done. Our trained hygienist will take x-rays (only if they are needed), reinforce proper toothbrushing and flossing instructions, and apply a fluoride varnish treatment. Afterwards, we will discuss any additional preventive measures with you. Making this experience as pleasant as possible and keeping your child’s teeth healthy for their lifetime will always be our greatest goal.

Add Dental Checkups To Your Back-To-School Checklist

Don’t wait until there’s a problem—even if your child isn’t complaining about discomfort. Tooth pain doesn’t usually exist until decay reaches the tooth’s pulp. At that point, it’s probably advanced and may require more extensive treatment. Good preventive treatment happens BEFORE there’s pain.

Help Set Your Child’s Great Oral Health Habits Now!

When you take an active role in your child’s oral health, you do a lot more than care for his or her teeth. You help your child develop habits that will positively shape overall health for life… Habits that will likely be passed down to your posterity as well.

To schedule your child’s back-to-school examination, call now to request an appointment.

Have a great school year!

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