Now That School’s Out, You Can Help Your Kids Enjoy a Summer Free of Dental Problems
By seeing us during the summer holidays your child won’t need to miss School, music lessons, soccer practice or any other scheduled events for their required check-up. Our hygienists and dentists can Conduct a thorough examination, and provide your child with an appropriate dental home care regimen. Moreover, if we find something that will require more than one visit, Summertime is generally a much better time for a series of appointments than if the parent has to go to the school to pick up the child, then head to the dental office.
While they’re here, we can review important issues like proper brushing and flossing techniques because by the age of 8, most children are capable of brushing and flossing on their own, however many children do not brush long enough to properly clean their teeth. A study by an American university revealed that too many young children only brushed for about 58 seconds, although it takes 2 to 3 minutes to effectively remove dental plaque from the mouth.
During a summer dental exam, our hygienists and dentists will look for tooth decay and gum problems in kindergarten and first graders that may affect the new permanent teeth that will be erupting in their mouths. In fifth graders, in addition to the regular check-up, our dental team concentrates on skeletal problems that may affect bites, and that can be corrected by orthodontic treatment. In eighth graders and beyond, tooth decay and periodontal disease are areas of concentration.
Summer dental visits are important for health reasons, and they can also benefit your pocketbook by translating into early detection and less expensive, more cost effective treatment. Finally, if you’re leaving on a summer vacation, it’s important that the family have dental exams to avoid any dental emergencies while away from home.
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