Summer is winding down, and back-to-school season is upon us. As you do your shopping for school supplies and clothes, we recommend making kids’ dental cleanings a part of your routine as well. Once school begins in full swing, your family’s schedule will quickly fill up with extracurricular activities and school projects. Get your children’s dental appointments done early, so they can kick off the year with clean, confident smiles.
The Importance Of Regular Kids’ Dental Checkups
It’s no secret that kids love sweets, and after a summer of ice cream sundaes it’s important to schedule a dental checkup to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Dental problems are best managed when your dentist can identify and treat the issue as early as possible. Kids will also learn about the effect of too much sugar on their teeth when they visit.
2. Encourage Good Oral Hygiene
Build oral hygiene habits from an early age to set the foundation for a life of good oral health! By taking them to the dentist regularly, your child will develop a positive attitude towards oral care, and the dentist will reinforce the importance of regular brushing and flossing.
3. Fix Alignment Issues
As baby teeth grow into adult teeth, alignment issues such as overcrowding or gaps between teeth may appear. If needed, your dentist or orthodontist may introduce braces so your child can grow up with a straight and beautiful smile. Ignoring alignment issues may lead to oral health problems such as gum disease or tooth decay later on.
4. Overall Health
Having good dental health contributes to overall health. Untreated tooth decay in kids can lead to malnutrition and infections. The pain from these dental diseases can make it hard to focus on schoolwork or extracurricular activities, and may lead to school absences. Support your child’s health by scheduling regular dental exams.
GEDC For Kids’ Dental Checkups
Let your child start off the new school year with a clean and healthy smile! We provide quality care in a friendly environment, and offer affordable financing options for every service. Schedule an appointment for your child’s dental checkup.