Another summer has zoomed by, and it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school to start a new year. In the midst of all the planning, shopping and organizing, your dentist in North Central San Antonio reminds you that this is an excellent opportunity to bring the family in for preventive care. As you read on, you’ll discover why this is the right time and how important these visits are.
Why Visit Before School?
Generally, it’s recommended that your children visit the dentist semi-annually for preventive care. Thus, if you bring them in before school starts, you won’t have to worry about missing school. Furthermore, by scheduling a visit in the summer, you can plan the next appointment during the holiday break, which also prevents an unwanted absence and will help to make your life a lot easier.
The Purpose of Preventive Care
Preventive care visits amount to you being proactive and taking a stand against the several maladies that can attack your children’s oral health. It serves as a way to maintain dental wellness instead of waiting on problems to arise before taking action.
The cleaning that your kids receive at the preventive care visit will ensure that harmful bacteria, plaque and tartar are removed from their mouth. This is an important key to optimal oral health, especially for children, because they are less likely to practice the best dental hygiene. Furthermore, you’re not able to control what they eat when you’re not around. Thus, any excess sugar consumption they may have will contribute to a host of oral problems if not addressed.
The checkup is equally important for your children’s oral health. It will identify any developing issues, so they can be addressed before they mushroom into greater problems. For example, a cavity can sometimes develop for years before the signs of decay are noticed. By your dentist finding it early, though, your kids won’t have to endure the pain from teeth sensitivity, and you’ll save money by not having to pursue more complex forms of restoration.
Finally, by your children consistently visiting the dentist for preventive care, it plants a seed that will flourish fully in adulthood. Meaning, they’ll have a better chance of this healthy habit crystallizing and becoming second nature for them in the future.
The staff at Legacy Dental SA understand that your children are precious to you; thus, they put the maximum attention into providing the best care for them. To schedule your back-to-school-visit, reach out today.
About the Author
Dr. Brian L. Eck earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He has since gone on to provide the absolute best care to his patients for over 35 years. Dr. Eck continues to remain very active, maintaining membership in several professional organizations, which helps him stay abreast of the latest changes in the world of dentistry. He helps families protect their smiles at Legacy Dental SA and can be reached for more information through his website.