Getting the kids back to school can be a busy time of year, but it is also a good reminder to make an appointment for a dental cleaning and check-up exam. There can be many distractions for younger children when getting back into the routine of being in the classroom. It is important that their teeth and overall oral health is not another distraction taking away from their focus and fun while back in school.
Childhood caries (dental decay) is one of the most prevalent but also preventable diseases that children face. A simple trip to the dental office to examine the health of the teeth and gums, review proper oral-hygiene techniques and to discuss recommendations for ways to improve oral health can aid in preventing tooth problems. Proper fluoride intake and diet choices can be very important to developing children’s teeth.