DID YOU KNOW THAT TOOTH DECAY is the most common chronic disease in children? An estimated 42 percent of children between ages two and 11 get tooth decay in their baby teeth, and it doesn’t stop there, with 59 percent of kids between 12 and 19 getting at least one cavity.
As alarming as these statistics are, childhood tooth decay can be prevented with good oral health habits and regular dental appointments.
Why Schedule A Back-To-School Dental Appointment?
When it comes to the health of your children’s teeth, an ounce of prevention is absolutely worth a pound of cure. If you wait until there’s an obvious problem, it’ll take more extensive (and expensive) treatment to fix. Teeth won’t start to hurt until decay has reached the dental pulp, so bring your children in for an appointment before it can get that far.
What To Expect At Our Office
We offer full service dentistry in one office with individulized care. Your check-up will include; Cleaning or periodontal maintenance, oral exam, oral cancer exam, digital X-Rays, photograghs, complementry paraffin wax, & massage chair in a modern office with our excellent staff.
What You Can Do For Your Child’s Teeth At Home
We encourage your kids have good brushing and flossing habits. Make sure your child eats lots of crunchy veggies to keep their teeth healthy. Watch the sugar intake along with juice and fruit, they are all highly acidic. Make sure kids with sippy cups only walk around with water.
Here’s a few tips to keep your child’s oral hygiene on track in between appointments:
Make sure your kids start off their school year right: with healthy teeth and the confidence to share their smile with new friends and teachers. Call now to schedule your child’s back-to-school dental examination!
Wishing your kids a mouth-healthy year at school!
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
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