Back to School Dental Cleaning
It’s that time again! Parents and kids are preparing for the beginning of the new school year. You’ll see school supply lists and deals in all of the local stores and parents with their kids picking out new shoes, new clothes, and new backpacks!
This is also the time of year when many kids are getting vaccines updated or having a sports physical done so that they can play sports. What about the smiles? If you have kids entering school, have you considered finding the time to make a back to school cleaning appointment for your kids?
When you send your little students to school on the first day, you want to make sure they have everything they need for a successful first day. Be sure their smiles are ready! That one, simple procedure can have a massive impact on how your child feels on the first few days of school!
Why a Healthy Mouth is Important for Students
A healthy mouth has a great impact than you might imagine. Think about how you feel when your mouth is feeling dirty or grimy. You don’t want to smile, you’re afraid to speak closely with someone else, and you just feel gross! Kids feel the same way, and it can affect them in several ways. See below for a few of the biggest areas of impact.
Concentration – If your child’s mouth is unhealthy, they will struggle to feel comfortable and focused during school. This is especially true if eating and drinking is difficult due to painful decay or infection.
Confidence – Nothing makes you feel more confident than having a clean, healthy smile. Feeling like you can smile freely at all times is a real boost of self-esteem that you’ll want to make sure your child has!
Overall Health – Gum disease infections and decay can have an impact on your child’s overall health. All things are connected, so it’s important that you help your child by ensuring that they have a healthy smile.
Make a Back to School Cleaning a Priority
Going back to school is a great time to prioritize health and habits. Make a back to school cleaning a priority to help your kids get in this great habit of seeing a dentist every six months. By creating this habit early, you are doing several things to benefit your child down the road. Take a look at some of those benefits below.
Build a Habit – Your ultimate goal is to build a lifelong habit for your child. You want your child to turn into an adult who takes great care of their teeth. This begins with the habits that you create at a young age. The habit of seeing a dentist every six months will increase the likelihood that your child will maintain their entire set of teeth for their entire life.
Build Trust – Many adults don’t see a dentist on a regular basis because they are afraid of the dentist. They don’t have any trust that a dentist is working for their good. A lot of this comes from past experiences with bad dentists. Find a great family dentist and let your child build a trusting relationship with that doctor so that your child doesn’t spend the rest of their life fearing the dentist and suffering poor oral health because of it.
Prepare for School – Some kids really need to be psyched up for the beginning of the school year. Going to the dentist for a cleaning is one way to help your child get excited about the new year and routine. Use it to your advantage, and get the entire family ready for the first day back!
You Have the List, Add Dental Cleanings!
We know that you have a laundry list of things that need to happen before the end of summer. You need to gather supplies, new clothes, new shoes, a lunch menu, and the list goes on and on. We know it’s stressful to think about adding one more thing to your list, but dental cleanings can make a big difference for your child’s first day back, so make it a priority!
Set Up Your Appointment Today!
Call our office today to set up your family’s dental cleaning appointments. We can’t wait to see your entire crew! We can even give them new toothbrushes to help get them excited for those early mornings right around the corner. Contact us soon!