July 22, 2015
Summertime for kids is always a wonderful time of the year. They don’t have to worry about waking up early for school and can enjoy days spent outside with their friends getting into who knows what. They’re kids, they need the time to get away and just be themselves. Once summertime starts coming to a close and the school year is about to ramp up again, it’s the perfect time to schedule a back-to-school check-up at our Farmington, CT office. We invite everyone in your family, not just the kids, to receive a regular cleaning so we can get a good look at what’s going on inside of your mouth. To ensure your children’s teeth stay as clean as possible throughout the school year, it’s time to ring in the year with a regular check-up. Give your kids the healthy mouth that they deserve.
A Regular Dental Check-Up Is a Smart Move
When it comes to receiving a regular dental check-up, the American Dental Association considers it just as important as receiving necessary immunizations and booster shots. It should be a regular part of back-to-school preparations for that “just in case” moment. Did you know that tooth decay runs rampant among children in the United States? Roughly 19% of children, ages 2-19, have untreated tooth decay. That’s a huge number. If tooth decay is left untreated, problems can start almost immediately. A young mouth needs special care and isn’t ready to handle the disease and infection that can come along with tooth decay. This is why regular check-ups are so important; so we can keep tabs on what’s going on inside of your child’s mouth.
We recommend compiling a back-to-school dental list; something that will keep you and your family on the right track. We understand that life can get a bit hectic once the school year begins, so it’s best to stay true to your list and see us for a regular check-up as soon as possible:
- Schedule check-ups/cleanings before any dental problems begin.
- Help your kids practice regular brushing and flossing if need be. They may not be doing a well enough job; this is your chance to instill some priceless parental guidance.
- Pack healthy lunches with grains, cheese, raw vegetables, fruit, yogurt and other healthy food.
- If your kids are involved in sports, outfit them with a mouthguard so they’re teeth stay in one place.
Schedule Your Back-To-School Check-up With Us
School is right around the corner, so it’s best to give our Farmington, CT office a call as soon as possible. We can treat kids in and around the immediate area, including West Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Hartford and beyond.
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