Back To School Dental Care

Back To School Dental Care
Posted on 09/25/2017

To the dismay of children all throughout the country, it’s that time of year again. That’s right – school’s back in session. While children and parents alike are both getting panicked at the mere thought of all the preparation that goes into getting ready for the school year, we actually want to recommend throwing one more task on this already overburdened time of year. As your trusted providers of East Lansing and DeWitt kids dentistry, we at the practice of Dr. Jacob Myers believe that now is a better time than any to fit in one of your child’s semi-annual dental appointments and we’d like to take the time to explain why.

Why a Dental Check-Up at This Time is Vital

Visiting for a dental check-up twice a year is important because your DeWitt children’s dentist will be able to spot any dental problems and treat them before they can cause too much harm. When it comes to scheduling these appointments though, we recommend making one of these semi-annual appointments at around the beginning of the school year.

The reason why we suggest this is because this appointment can set your child up for school success. Children who have poor oral health are nearly three times more likely to miss classes because of dental problems or pain. These absences can end up leading to a worse performance in school. By visiting the dentist and ensuring that your child has great dental health, your child will be able to place more of a focus on his or her schoolwork. As an added benefit, a check-up at this time can also help your child get back into a good dental routine after his or her schedule has been altered by the just-beginning school year.

What Will Your DeWitt Children’s Dentist Do?

Your DeWitt children’s dentist will be able to provide the following for your child:

  • A Dental Exam – This thorough exam will make sure that your child’s teeth are in good shape and that there are no underlying issues. The dentist will check for cavities and make sure that the gums and root systems are healthy. If necessary, an X-ray may even be used to examine the teeth.
  • A Teeth Cleaning – Even if your child is doing a great job with his or her brushing, professional teeth cleaning will still be able to provide significant benefits. These teeth cleaning will get rid of additional bacteria that may be hard-to-remove through normal means, it can help keep gum tissues healthy, and it can even remove stains from teeth.
  • Preventive Treatments – A popular preventive treatment that we can provide in our DeWitt office is the application of sealants. Sealants are thin, protective coatings that are placed on the chewing surfaces of the molars – the most common area to get cavities because of their grooves that attract food. Sealants will smooth these grooves out, preventing food from getting trapped inside and creating tooth decay.

Visit Your East Lansing and DeWitt Children’s Dentist!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, we encourage you to fill out our online appointment request form. For any questions about our DeWitt & East Lansing kids dentistry, please feel free to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!