The Benefits of Scheduling a Back to School Dental Cleaning
As the summer flies by many begin to think about new clothes, supplies, and everything your child needs for school. But what about their teeth? We understand back to school is going to be unique this Fall and there are many uncertainties. While we may not be sure what the school year will bring, we are sure about your dental health.
Back to school dental cleanings should be high on your list to accomplish prior to September! You’ll have peace of mind knowing your child is maintaining good oral health and free of cavities. Plus, we know how busy kid’s schedules get once school is back in session.
What Does a Dental Cleaning Involve?
During your child’s dental cleaning, the dental hygienist will remove tartar and plaque. They will also use floss between their teeth to be sure all areas are clean. Then, the hygienist will use paste to polish their teeth. If due, checkup x-rays and fluoride treatments will be part of the examination, and while recommended, can be discussed and declined if you so choose.
A dental cleaning is important in maintaining good oral health and visiting the dentist at least two times a year will reap long term benefits.
Back to School Dental Cleaning Benefits
- Early detection & prevention - it is best to have your child’s teeth checked regularly. That way their dentist can catch and treat any oral issues before they worsen. It is easier to treat any dental problems in the early stages of development.
- Establish good oral hygiene habits - it’s never too early to take care of your child’s teeth. Making back to school dental cleanings a priority each year will establish a routine and good habits for your child.
- Plan for the future – children grow and change a lot over the years and that applies to their teeth too. Back to school dental cleanings can help make a roadmap for years to come. If your child needs extra room in their mouth, braces, or wisdom teeth removed, it’s best to know ahead of time so that can be taken care of when the time is right.
- Form a relationship with your dentist - taking your child for cleanings will allow them to become familiar with their dentist, hygienist, and the office environment. This will ease them for each visit and make going to the dentist more fun! Having their first introduction to the dentist during a non-emergency visit rather than when there is an issue is important, as it will prevent your child from associating the dentist with a stressful experience.
With dental offices re-opening for routine visits, appointments are filling up fast so don’t delay in scheduling your regular cleaning!