Although it might feel like you have plenty of time between now and the first day of school to prepare, parents know better than anyone how quickly it can sneak up on you!
Over the next few weeks, as you’re running all those important back-to-school errands to get them ready for a new semester, add a dental cleaning and exam at Northwest Dental Group to the list!
Focus On School This Year, Not Painful Dental Problems!
Among the many reasons your child might be absent from school throughout the year are trips to the dentist office to take care of oral health problems like toothaches, decay, and cavities.
To maximize your child’s time in the classroom, it’s a good idea to take care of those issues before school starts.
Here are three ways your Rochester dentist can help you do that:
*Start With Clean, Healthy Teeth*
While daily brushing is a crucial part of your family’s dental care, only the professionals have the tools and training to scrape hardened plaque off of everyone’s teeth. That’s why visiting your Rochester dentist every six months is so valuable to keeping your family’s smiles clean and healthy.
A deep cleaning will give your kids strong, shiny teeth and healthy gums so they have great smiles in time for a new school year!
*Take An Exam That’s Easy To Pass*
Your child will have enough tests to fret over during the school year, so we wouldn’t want to add to that stress. But we do want to mention the importance of passing your routine dental exams with flying colors!
With young children who are still developing, we will make sure everything with their dental health is progressing as it should be and intervene when necessary to keep them on track.
We’ll rely on digital X-rays to get crisp, up-close images of your child’s mouth to look for signs of trouble that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Our hygienist will also look for visible signs of tooth decay and cavities so we can treat them effectively before school starts!
Catching potential oral health threats early is a great way to minimize their impact, not only on the cost of your family’s dental care, but on everyone’s dental health, as well.
*Preventive Dental In The First Place*
We’re proud of our advanced technology that allows us to detect dental problems as early as possible, but the best case scenario is avoiding them altogether.
That’s why we focus just as much on prevention as we do on the variety and quality of all our other treatments at Northwest Dental Group!
At your family’s next dental appointment, be sure to ask about our nutritional counseling!
We can talk to you about teeth-friendly foods and drinks you can use to fill up their lunch boxes this year for healthier smiles.
We can also seal out harmful bacteria from getting to those harder-to-reach places inside their mouth and remineralize their tooth enamel with fluoride varnishes and dental sealants. This will help prevent tooth decay and cavities, and potentially keep you and your child from having to fit dentist appointments into your schedule during the school year for restorative treatment between routine visits.
Schedule Your Family’s Appointment!
We hope your family enjoys a smooth transition from summer break to a new school year!
One of the ways we can help make that happen is to give your kids a dental checkup so painful dental problems don’t distract them while they’re hard at work in the classroom!