As summer comes to an end and the school year right around the corner, there are a few statistics to keep in mind when it comes to your child’s dental health before sending them off to class.
- 1/3 of missed school days among children are due to dental issues
- 25% of the children living in the United States have 80 percent of the cavities
- Children with toothaches are 4 times more likely to have a lower grade point average then those without toothaches
Keeping up with routine dental checkups for your child is extremely important to help prevent painful dental conditions that may arise and will help keep those grades up! One way to ensure that your child has the best dental hygiene possible is to lead by example. By eating sugar in moderation and brushing and flossing daily, this will help influence your child in a positive way to help them have a Winning Smile.
At Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, our team offers a variety of services to maintain your child’s smile. Our team puts a strong focus on Preventative Dentistry and encourages healthy oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily, maintaining a healthy diet, and scheduling routine dental exams to establish healthy habits early on. Additionally, sealants may be recommended to prevent the formation of tooth decay. Sealants are a protective coating that seals the grooves of the chewing surface of the tooth as a way to prevent cavities. One other way to ensure your child has a Winning Smile for years to come is through our Terrific Toddler Program. The Terrific Toddler Program is a comfortable exam for toddlers where our team cleans and examines the teeth and gums to gauge future development. This is an important factor, as this establishes comfort in the dental atmosphere at an early age, paving the way to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
To book your child’s back-to-school dental checkup, click here! For any additional questions or concerns you may have, call the nearest location to you today!