Back-to-school not only calls for getting ready to learn, but it also calls for a trip to the dentist.
Now is the prime time to do so since any oral problems should be diagnosed and fixed now to eliminate missed school days and longer, more expensive procedures.
Don’t neglect your child’s dental appointments.
Having your child attend a dental checkup/cleaning appointment before their first day back in school allows your child a deep, thorough cleaning that will give them a bright set of pearly whites before school is back in session.
Also, because both parents and children are busy at back-to-school time, ensuring your child partakes in the proper oral hygiene routines is just as important.
Teaching your children the dos and don’ts of dental health while school is already in session makes it harder on both the child and the parent considering the limited schedule.
Remember, twice a day brushing and flossing is a must for both children and adults.
A whopping seven million students miss school each year in the United States to attend a dental appointment, even if it was just a checkup. This is unfortunate as kids need the most learning time as possible.
Get your child’s checkups out of the way now to ensure more class time for your child. Cavities, weak gums, overgrowth of plaque, tartar buildup, and other oral-related issues can be spotted now at your child’s dental visits and fixed before school even starts and reducing the chances of having to pull your child out of class to get these issues resolved.
If you’ve ever experienced an oral-related issue in the past, you know multiple dental appointments often have to be scheduled to fix such a problem.
Dental sealants should also be considered for your children before the beginning of school. Sealants are a kind of tooth-colored sealing “painted” onto a child’s teeth (Adults can also have sealants put on, though they’re especially vital for children) to form an extra protective layer on the teeth to prevent cavities.
Because 95% of all people develop a cavity at least once in their lifetime, keeping your children’s teeth protected and healthy now will be important for the health of your child. The longer you child has healthier teeth, the better their general health will be as well.
Also before the beginning of school, getting your child established on a healthier diet gives kids a boost in brain power and better general oral health. Adding healthy, nutritious foods and snacks to your child’s lunchbox will reduce risk of cavity development and overgrowth of bad oral bacteria for a healthier body overall.
For this reason, giving your child the healthy foods their body requires is vital. A healthy set of teeth begins with the foods one puts in their body, and of course, their dental routine.
In conclusion, a simple dental visit before the start of school has the potential to save a lot of dental costs, time, oral health problems, and missed learning at school for your child. A dental checkup and cleaning has a lot to offer from a healthier smile to quickly spotted and cured oral-related issues such as cavities.
Remember that a “simple” buildup of plaque can lead to tartar which can turn into the deterioration of the teeth’s enamel, leading up to gum disease (gingivitis). Dental issues often go unnoticed by the patient before they reach severity, often which can no longer be cured but only treated as in the case of severe gum disease.
Because of this, biannual dental appointments is undoubtedly important, and before the start of school is one of the best times for children.