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4 Ways To Ensure A Successful Back-To-School Dental Checkup

It’s always important to bring your child in for a routine dental cleaning and exam. However, back-to-school checkups are vital to keeping cavities at bay. Dental cavities and other problems cause children to miss around 50 million school hours each year!

Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we encourage all of our patients to visit the office for a back-to-school exam.

Below are a few ways to make this visit a truly successful one and to help avoid your child from becoming a statistic:

Successful Back-To-School Dental Exam

  1. Plan Ahead – It seems like the school year sneaks up on us every year! Don’t wait until the week before school to schedule your child’s dental appointment. The sooner you make the appointment, the sooner you can get back to your summer fun!
  2. Encourage Oral Hygiene At Home – We love cavity-free checkups! You can help to make this happen by encouraging each child to brush twice every day for at least two minutes at a time, and floss once a day. By combining dental homecare with semi-annual checkups, you can help your child achieve a cavity-free school year!
  3. Stay Calm – Kids are incredibly perceptive. If you suffer from a dental phobia, your child may be able to sense it when you walk through the door. This will make them feel like they also need to be nervous about the dentist! Be calm about the dentist and avoid using any scary words like drill, shot, needle, or hurt.
  4. Take a Card When You Go – In case of a dental emergency, make sure you have all of our contact information handy!

To make an appointment for your child to receive a back-to-school dental cleaning and exam, please contact Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics! Our office is located in Firestone, Colorado.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
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