Summer is meant for pool time and sleepovers, but it is also the perfect time to see the dentist.
Taking your child to regular dental appointments during the school year can be a hassle because of your crazy schedule and your child’s missed classes. Make a dental appointment for your child during the summer to avoid some of the pitfalls.
Ask your dentist about getting these 2 preventive care treatments for your child this summer:
Dental sealants are a plastic coating that is painted onto permanent teeth to protect teeth from cavities. Brushing doesn’t reach all of the grooves on back teeth, which is where most cavities in children form. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of molar decay by 80%. Sealants also protect teeth from decay. Preventing cavities now will lead to a healthier smile in the future.
In addition to brushing with fluoridated toothpaste, fluoride treatments applied to teeth at the dentist’s office offer protection against cavities. Fluoride also strengthens enamel and can help to remineralize teeth.
Preventive care for your child’s teeth is the best defense against cavities and tooth decay. Poor oral health can lead your child to miss school and perform poorly in school, something that can be avoided by visiting the dentist regularly and having good oral hygiene habits.