As every parent knows, getting ready for the start of a new school year is a hectic time. It's best to do some back-to-school planning to help your child start the academic year on the right foot. While getting the correct school supplies is essential, it's also an excellent time to check your child's overall health. One key to avoiding setbacks is to make sure your child's smile is in tip-top shape!
At Lumos Dental, we provide your child with the skilled, compassionate care they need to establish a strong foundation for good oral health.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. More than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illnesses. While these numbers are alarmingly high, there's good news to report. As prevalent as tooth decay may be, it's essential to recognize that cavities are highly preventable and readily treatable when detected early enough; before any more significant problems develop.
As experienced providers of care, we emphasize the importance of dental prevention.
During your child's back-to-school checkup, we carefully assess the overall health, development, and alignment of your child's smile. We also take the time to provide a thorough dental cleaning and age-appropriate instruction in the best oral hygiene routines, helpful nutritional guidance, and information on other critical preventive measures like the application of dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatments.
Playing it smile safe with a sports mouthguard
According to recent estimates, each year, sports mouthguards prevent close to 200,000 oral injuries nationwide. With this statistic in mind, our office will advise you if your child or teen need a sports mouthguard and whether a custom-fabricated or premade one is best for their smile.
Helping children establish a strong foundation for good oral health
Remember, a healthy, beautiful smile not only protects a child's oral and overall health but also affects their emotional development, self-image, and self-esteem. As you care about your child's well-being, so do we. With back-to-school checkups and care from the office of Lumos Dental, your child can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, attractive smile.
By Lumos Dental
August 1, 2021