Even though there are still several weeks of summer to be had, schools are getting ready to be back in session! It’s time to get back to a regular routine and prepare ourselves for another school year filled with homework, projects, school plays, and lot of smiles!

As you and your child prepare for the beginning of the new school year, we hope you will consider scheduling a back to school dental cleaning. This is the perfect time to fit a cleaning in because it fits with the rest of your routine!

Routine dental visits are really important for your child, especially during the school years because their teeth are changing so quickly! Let’s spend some time today discussing the importance of the simple cleaning for your child.

The Back to School Frenzy
We know that this time is hectic, but it kind of makes sense to get all of this stuff out of the way now so that when school begins, you can get into the swing of things with little disruption. This is the time of year when you are buying up all the school supplies you need. You’re getting haircuts and maybe even visiting the doctor for a physical if your child wants to participate in sports.

Amongst all of these other things on your to-do list, we recommend that you slide a dental cleaning in the mix. Go ahead and get this one out of the way so that you don’t have to worry about another cleaning until next February! Plus, it will get your child’s smile ready for the new school year!

Why a Cleaning Matters
Cleanings are really important for your kids. There are a lot of things going on with those teeth during these school-age years. It’s important that we are able to keep an eye on things so that we can help your child maintain a healthy, happy smile. Below are a few things we are looking for during an appointment.
Decay – Cavities are widespread during this age. There is so much sugar and sticky snacks consumed that you can’t help but expect decay to happen. The key is to catch it early so that we can take care of it. We can also offer decay prevention, like fluoride and sealants to prevent cavities from happening in the future.

Gum Disease – Gingivitis can happen in kids. It’s rare, but it is possible. This is the last thing that you want for your child, which is why these routine cleanings are so important. We can remove any signs of infection that we see so that your child can continue with a healthy smile.
Building the Relationship – This age is important for the future of your child’s smile because this is the age when we have the ability to really build a relationship with your little one. This relationship will hopefully last for many years to come so that we are always the office your child trusts for great dental care!

Confidence and Your Teen
An elementary student is very different from a teenager. Teens are looking for something different when they come to the office. They are much more driven by their appearance, and they are entering an age of independence. We can help in both areas to help them feel confident and to help them feel in control of their smile.

Clean Teeth – Having a clean set of teeth is important to feeling confident. It’s difficult to go to school and smile freely when you feel like your smile is dirty! A simple cleaning can boost your teen’s confidence like you can only imagine!

A Smile They’re Proud Of – We can offer orthodontic and cosmetic procedures that will transform your child’s smile into something they are proud of. Having straight, clean, white teeth will help your teen feel ready to take on the halls each and every day.

Being in Control – Teens are seeking to take control of their own lives. We can help by continuing their relationship with us. We can help them begin to make dental decisions for themselves and give them the confidence they need to take control of their own smiles by encouraging good dental hygiene habits!

Make the Appointment When You Call Today
It’s time to make an appointment for your whole gang. We can usually see an entire family during one appointment time, so call today to set up appointments for your whole family. We can’t wait to see you all and get you ready for that first day back to school!