Is it Time for Your Child’s Back to School Dental Exam?
Solid dental habits can fall by the wayside over the summer. Once kids return to school, vending machine snacks and busy schedules can distract them from brushing their teeth. As a result, cavities can start to become standard.
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Many schools require a back-to-school dental exam, so it’s wise to schedule one of your child’s regular dental visits upon returning to school. This way, your dentist can identify and care for any issues without forcing your kids to miss school.
Here are a few questions to ask your dentist.
How Is My Child’s Overall Dental Health?
This is an opportunity to get a complete 360 picture of your child’s oral hygiene and health. The dentist will check to ensure the teeth are lining up correctly, that the bite is in good shape, and that all orthodontic concerns are noted.
Is It Time For A Cleaning?
Even if your child has excellent oral hygiene habits, brushing alone can’t eliminate the cavity-causing bacteria in their mouth. A visit to the dental office is the perfect opportunity to have them get a tooth cleaning that will protect them against cavities. It can also remove most stains from teeth.
Is It Time For An X-ray?
For your dentist to ensure your child’s roots are healthy and their teeth are developing correctly, an x-ray may be in order. The tooth decay process can move quickly, allowing your dental professional to catch any trouble spots before they worsen. Dental X-rays aren’t necessary at every visit, but ensuring your children are up-to-date is essential for good dental hygiene.
How’s The Mouthguard Working?
If you’ve got a kid who plays any sport using a mouthguard, make sure you bring it to your child’s appointment so the dentist can check it for wear and tear. It’s also essential to ensure that the fit is correct as your child grows. If your child is losing teeth and new ones are growing, it may be time to get a new mouthguard.
Children who visit the dentist early on in their lives have a greater chance of developing a good attitude about dentists and dental care. If you’re looking for a dentist for your child or the whole family, give us a call or click today.
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