Given COVID-19, this year’s back-to-school rush looks quite different than in past years. But while you may be preparing for some new adjustments like online classrooms, one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of dental checkups. Healthy smiles never go out of style, so we want to give you the scoop on why back-to-school kids’ dental visits are important and what you and your child can expect during one.
Why They’re Important
If you’re a parent, chances are you know your child doesn’t need any more distractions from school than what’s already out there. This rings especially true as teaching moves online and classroom structures change. If your child is dealing with a dental issue like a cavity or an infection, it can get in the way of their learning. That’s why it’s always better to address an oral health problem before it has the chance to get worse.
Speaking more generally, routine visits to the dentist’s office when a child is young help them build a healthy foundation for a lifetime of smiles. They’ll get used to seeing a dentist regularly and may develop less fear against visiting one on their own when they’re an adult. Once a dental office becomes a normal part of their life, it doesn’t have to be scary anymore!
What You Can Expect
When your child comes in for a back-to-school checkup, they can expect to get a thorough teeth cleaning from a dental hygienist and a dental exam from Dr. Ghimire. During this exam, she will make sure there are no issues that need addressing like a cavity or problems with bite alignment. If there are, we can begin creating a treatment plan. Depending on your child’s oral health and last visit to a dentist, we may also have dental X-rays taken for the records and have sealants placed as a preventive measure.
Family Dentistry in Travelers Rest, SC
We provide kids’ dentistry at our Travelers Rest dental practice. When you visit our office, our team will provide gentle, high-quality care and do all we can to help your child feel comfortable visiting the dentist. We’ll also be happy to let you know what dental milestones to watch for and answer any other questions you might have about your family’s oral health. Call Paris Mountain Dental today!