Every year, students across the United States miss an estimated 51 million hours of school as a result of dental problems, according to the American Dental Association. That’s a lot of time that could be spent in a classroom focusing on the day’s lessons or working on tasks to reinforce new skills.
You want to keep your kids in school. You also want your kids to have healthy smiles. So, you also should plan a visit to our family dentistry in Edgewood, KY before the new academic year begins. Call 859-474-7830 to make an appointment at Edgewood Dental Care.
A child sits in a classroom. As the teacher introduces that day’s lesson, the kid can’t concentrate. They have pain in their mouth. A toothache is distracting them from what the teacher is saying.
At lunch, this child isn’t able to eat a full meal. The pain in their tooth makes it difficult to bite and chew. As a result, they lack energy in the afternoon. This also affects how well they can focus on their classwork …
You don’t want your child to be in this position. Yet, a recent survey revealed that 14 percent of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 reported that they had a toothache in the previous six months. A study showed that children with dental problems were more likely to have lower grades than their peers.
By scheduling a professional dental cleaning and exam before school starts, your children will be less likely to develop a toothache. We can remove tartar and plaque from teeth before decay or gum infections begin. At the same time, we can treat either or both of those problems sooner rather than later if we have the opportunity to examine your child’s mouth.
A tooth filling can stop decay from spreading and restore the function of your child’s tooth. Besides, a filling today is better than a root canal tomorrow.
While you are at our office, you can get some extra credit in the fight against cavities. Our fluoride treatments can make your family’s teeth stronger. This can help repair minor damage (before it becomes decay) and make your teeth more resistant to the effects of harmful bacteria.
Dental sealants are another great service. This is a special coating we can apply to teeth. It becomes a physical barrier between bacteria that cause cavities and the enamel of your kids’ teeth.
Do Your Homework, Too
Regular visits to our family dentist office can do a lot to help you and your loved ones improve and maintain your oral health. To keep your healthy smiles, however, you need to do your homework, too. That means brushing your teeth twice per day. It also means flossing daily as well.
And it means eating a healthy diet. Make sure you eat your fruits and vegetables, and don’t overdo it on the sugary treats.