Back to School Dental Visits

It’s back-to-school across America!! You’ve packed away your childrens’ swim suits and bought new backpacks…you’ve sharpened their pencils and visited their pediatricians…but have they seen their dentist yet?? A dental check-up should be a part of the back to school checklist 😉

Tooth decay is still the most common chronic disease in US children according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and by the time they start kindergarten, more than 40 percent of kids have some tooth decay.  Kids with toothaches have trouble focusing and may not want to join in class discussions.

Your child may think they are old enough to brush their own teeth, but until they reach the age of six, make sure to take charge and brush their teeth for them at least twice daily.  Make sure older kids brush twice daily too..and don’t forget in between!!  A toothbrush can’t get in every nook and cranny, so it’s important for parents to floss their children’s teeth 😀

Give us a call to schedule today!

Recommended Posts