It’s that time again when kids of all ages are gearing up to head back to the classroom. You’ve got their school supplies picked out, their new clothes laundered… but what about their teeth? In preparing for a new year of school, you should also consider your child’s health needs. It’s a great time to get kids caught up with any dental or medical check-ups they may be due for.
Starting the year off with clean teeth and a healthy smile is one of the best ways to have kids feeling confident and ready to take on a new school year.
Some schools in Pennsylvania (and across the country) require children to have a dental check up before registering or entering a certain grade. Even if your school district or private school does not require dental check-ups, it’s still a great idea to schedule a dental appointment for your child at least once a year (two times a year is preferable).
Now more than ever, because of the sugary foods and drinks available to kids, tooth decay and cavities are an issue that all parents need to be aware of and educate their children about. Regular dental check-ups can help you and your kids avoid major problems with teeth down the road.
Regular dental check-ups throughout your child’s formative years can also help your child learn about proper dental care. A dentist will also monitor how a child’s teeth are growing in, and recommend any necessary courses of action to correct problems early on. A dentist can also fit a custom mouthguard for children who will be playing sports after school.
For older children entering high school or college, it’s still important to schedule regular dental exams. Help your older child schedule their exams by finding a dentist in their college area. Make sure they have at least one dental appointment scheduled before heading back to campus, so that you know their teeth will be taken care of while they are away for the school year.
To schedule a back-to-school dental appointment for your children, contact a DentaLux professional today!