Tips To Send Your Child To School With A Healthy Smile
Back to school means new school clothes, school supplies, forms to fill out and new routines to learn. In short, it’s a busy, busy time! With all the hustle and bustle back to school brings, one appointment you don’t want to forget is your child’s dental check-up. In fact, the American Dental Association states,
“A dental examination is as important as booster shots and should be a regular part of back to school preparations.”
Along with regular check-ups, the ADA makes the following recommendations to protect your child’s oral health and send them to school with a healthy smile.
August and December are some of the busiest times. Plan ahead and schedule your child’s dental exams early.
Every Child Should Have an Orthodontic Evaluation By Age 7
Early evaluation and treatment can reduce the severity of a bad bite later in life.
Consider Dental Sealants
Dental Sealants protect your child’s teeth by forming a barrier on the chewing surface and can last several years.
Have Your Child Fitted For A Mouthguard
Sporting injuries to your child’s teeth can be minimized or prevented by use of a well-fitting mouthguard.