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Preparing for a New School Year? Don't Forget a Dental Check-Up!

Preparing for a New School Year? Don't Forget a Dental Check-Up!

Pencils, new clothes, books, and binders—these are among the many things on the typical child's back to school checklist, but it is equally important to make sure your children are healthy during the back to school process. One way to start the school year off right is with a check-up and cleaning. It is the perfect time to see the dentist before the work and extracurricular activities of another school year begin to pile up.

The regular dental visit is a crucial aspect of preventive dental care, and seeing a dentist can prevent problems from developing during the school year. At Humbert Road Dentistry, we can make sure your children's teeth and gums are in top shape. Unfortunately, many children develop cavities, but the work of a dentist may be able to spot potential problems before they turn in major issues. Dental issues can cause pain and discomfort, and may even affect a child's academic performance.

For teens, self-appearance is often important to social comfort and developing self-confidence. Our dentists will ensure that their smile is the least of your teen's concerns. We pride ourselves in offering a comforting and stress-free dental environment for children of all ages.

What Should Your Kid Be Doing?

Some helpful tips for keeping your child's teeth health in between visits:

  • Make sure your child brushes at least twice every day
  • Limit the number of sugary snacks your child has
  • Have your child drink water or milk with meals instead of soda
  • Floss everyday

During your visit, one of our friendly dentists can offer many more tips for you and your child. Following the guidance of a dentist can minimize the chance of a problem occurring down the road.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Don't wait—contact our office. Give us a call at (618) 465-8100 to schedule your child's back to school checkup. Our personable and knowledgeable staff works diligently to address the needs of patients.