Did it seem like summer took forever to get here?
Now that it’s here, can you believe that it’s almost over!? From fun in the sun to family vacations and everything in between, we hope you’ve had time to squeeze in everything on your “to-do” list. And if you haven’t… you’ve still got some time.
But before you know it, stores will start advertising those their back-to-school sales, and if they haven’t already, many school sports teams and marching bands will start practicing.
Those lazy days of summer will suddenly fade away and you’ll be left wondering how it all went by so fast.
While your checklist might include new clothes, shoes and school supplies, it’s often easy to overlook the all-important back-to-school dental appointment.
Kid’s teeth need to be ready to head back to the classroom, too, and there are several reasons to schedule your child’s dental appointment now:
They won’t have to miss school
Even though the kiddos might enjoy it, taking kids out of school for dentist appointments can be a hassle. If your dentist finds an issue that requires additional dental work/appointments, it’s easier to take care of it now, rather than missing class time later. We recommend setting up those 6-month check-ups so they fall during summer and winter breaks.
Schools may require dental records
Even if it’s not required, it’s still best to stay current on necessary dental and medical treatments for children and adults.
Good oral health is an important part of good overall health
Research shows that poor dental health can increase the risk for other medical conditions. Avoid further complications with dental cleanings every six months.
College Kids May Be Far from Home
If your son or daughter will be heading off for college, schedule an appointment before they leave. If they have a toothache or other problems while they are far away from home, it can be difficult to find a dentist to see in an emergency.
Or, what about a mini smile makeover with teeth whitening? It’s a great way to start the year off and give a boost of self confidence.
Athletes Need Mouth Guards
It’s important for young athletes to wear a mouth guard to prevent dental injuries. Talk with your dentist about the best options available to fit your child’s needs and have one custom-fitted if needed.
We love catching up with our young patients and seeing how much they have grown. Schedule your back-to-school appointments today to ensure and healthy and happy smile to start the new school year.
Dr. Potts is a gentle, caring dentist uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. He practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition technical proficiency, Dr. Potts is a careful listener. He makes sure to understand what you want and will explain beforehand what treatment is best for your individual needs, along with all options available to you.