It's hard to believe, but summer is winding down which means you parents and your school-aged children are starting to prepare for the upcoming school year. As you finish up your back-to-school shopping and making adjustments to your schedule to prepare yourselves for the new school year, our Norwalk children's dentistry practice would like to remind kids and their parents to schedule appointments to get their teeth and oral health checked before school begins.
Importance of Seeing Your Fairfield & Norwalk Children's Dentist Before School Starts
As kids will be heading off to start a new school year soon, routine physical exams including hearing and vision tests are often required to ensure that kids are in good health before the first school bell rings. When scheduling those health care appointments, parents shouldn't overlook dental checkups for their kids. A dental examination is just as important as a booster shot and should always be included in back-to-school preparations.
Keep Tooth Decay Away
Many parents don't realize that serious tooth decay is an infectious disease for which there is no immunization. However, tooth decay is entirely preventable. You can help prevent tooth decay by eating well, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and by seeing your dentist every six months. If you ignore developing tooth decay, it can lead to a serious infection and pain wherein all types of problems can arise from not being able to sleep, eat, speak and concentrate. Kids with chronic tooth decay often appear anxious, tired or depressed plus tooth decay left untreated almost always leads to missed time from school.
Regular Dental Checkups Provide Many Benefits
Regular checkups and preventative dental care such as cleanings and fluoride treatment give kids the protection they need against tooth decay and gum disease. When your child sees his/her pediatric dentist regularly, any problems present can be discovered early on and treated before they turn into bigger problems that are not so easily solved.
When you schedule an appointment for your child before school starts, your dentist will look for small problems that could grow into larger problems if left untreated. Plus, taking your child to the dentist before the start of school will teach him or her the importance of regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practices.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment for your child with our Fairfield and Norwalk kids dentistry practice, please fill out the appointment request form that's on our main website. Or you can call us at (203) 255-6851. We will work with you to come up with an appropriate time that works with your family's busy schedule.