Back to School Dental Checkups Are Important

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When you children go back to school, there is typically a long list of things that needs to get done. Still, one thing that should be on your back to school list is a dental checkup. Of course, visiting your dentist may not be something your kids enjoy, but visiting your dentist could be an important part of protecting your little one’s health.

You see, tooth decay is fairly common in younger children, especially since there is more sugar being introduced into their diet. These sugary snacks make it easier for bad bacteria to grow in their mouth, which can lead to more cavities. While this may not seem like a problem, did you know that 51 million school hours are missed each year because kids need to visit the dentist?

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make visiting our dentists a more pleasant experience. For instance, if you have children who nap, try to schedule an appointment that won’t interrupt their sleep. Similarly, remember that a hungry child will probably struggle at our office. Luckily, summer provides a great time for you to find time to visit our team.

Finally, please remember that having dental checkups is extremely important. When you visit our office, we’ll gladly assess the health of your little one’s smile and our team will clean your little one’s gums and teeth.

If you would like to learn more or to schedule an appointment for us, please don’t hesitate to contact Creekside Dental at 509.577.8277. We’ll gladly answer any of the questions you may have. Dr. Packard, Dr. Packard and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!