Make Sure Your Kids Have Healthy Teeth Before School Starts! [BLOG]
It’s hard to believe we have only a few more weeks of summer before it’s time to pack up those lunch boxes, fill the backpacks with fresh supplies, and send the kids back to school!
There’s a lot you have to do to get them ready, so your friends at The DentaLink want to remind you to bring the kids to one of our two locations in Ballwin or St. Louis for a dental checkup so they have healthy smiles to start the year.
Give Your Family Clean Teeth Before School!
Along with avoiding sugary snacks and drinks, your family will need to visit us about every six months for routine dental cleanings.
You might assume that brushing your teeth everyday is enough to ensure your kids’ dental health, but unfortunately, removing even trace amounts of plaque buildup requires the tools and experience of the professionals!
Our hygienists are highly-trained to scrape harmful plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth so bad bacteria inside their mouth doesn’t have a chance to spread, cause decay, or infect their gums.
This last stretch of lazy summer days is the perfect time to bring your family to the dentist so they have clean, shiny teeth for the new school year.
We’ll Make Sure Your Kids Pass Their Dental Exams!
This is an exam your kids won’t have to study for, but a little homework will be required!
Even though our family schedules and routines can be slightly off during the summer, it’s important to make sure everyone in your family is brushing and flossing each day.
The American Dental Association suggests you follow the 2-minute-rule, which just means that each time you brush your teeth, you should be doing it for two full minutes.
Also, flossing once a day should never be skipped, as it’s the best way to get into those tight crevices between your teeth and under the gums that helps ward off the buildup of plaque that leads to cavities and gum disease.
If good oral hygiene is a priority in your family, then your kids can pass their dental exams with flying colors! We use early detection technology and advanced imaging to see if there are any dental problems that need to be addressed before school starts.
Then, you can take advantage of our preventive treatments, like dental sealants and fluoride varnishes to remineralize their tooth enamel and shield hard-to-reach teeth from decay and cavities.
If you have an athlete in the family who might be playing sports in the fall, ask about our custom athletic mouthguards to further protect their teeth and gums!
Schedule An Appointment!
Summer certainly isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to ensure they have strong, healthy teeth to begin a new school year!
Bring them to The DentaLink soon for a dental cleaning and exam so they can enjoy a new semester free of dental pain or other problems with their oral health.