Set Your Child Up for Academic Success with an End-of-Summer Dental Exam

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — polarisdental @ 8:55 pm

A new school year is a time for change and learning, but it also brings risks to your child’s dental health. If they don’t keep up with proper oral hygiene, they are almost certain to wind up with an issue that could land them at an emergency dentist’s appointment. The good news is that if you bring your child in for a dental exam before the end of the summer, your dentist can catch and correct oral health issues before they become big, disruptive problems. Read on to learn how a dental exam before the school year can help your child get better grades.

Kids Can Slack Off on Their Oral Hygiene During the Summer

Summer vacation is a time-honored tradition that allows students to get some much-needed rest and relaxation, but the time off can make it a little too easy for a child to let their oral hygiene slip. On the other hand, the school year provides the kind of structure that can help good habits stick and flourish. Getting your child to the dentist’s office before school starts can help them understand what kind of care their teeth need to stay healthy so they can apply it over the coming semesters.

Dental Emergencies Mean Missing Class

The average student misses about six days of class every year, and roughly two of those days are due to dental issues. A lot of material can be covered in a single day of class, and students who miss more of them generally have poorer grades. To make matters worse, a child will need a ride to and accompaniment at the dentist’s office which can really cut into their parents’ work schedules. Since most dental emergencies can be prevented with proper oral care, getting your child to the dentist’s office before school starts helps keep up their attendance.

Your Little Athlete Needs a Special Mouthguard

Sports are a great way for kids to get exercise while learning valuable lessons about teamwork, but they carry significant dental risks. Just like heads need helmets in baseball and football, teeth need mouthguards to protect them from balls, pucks, knees, elbows, hockey sticks, and pretty much anything else out on the field or the ice. While a store-bought mouthguard will do a fair job, your dentist can provide your child with one that is customized especially for their teeth, providing superior protection out on the field.

In addition to being educational, the school year should be fun, and your child can’t really have fun when they have a nasty toothache. Preventative dental care can make the difference between a miserable school year and one to fondly remember.

About the Practice

The Dental Group at Polaris provides exceptional, caring, and personally tailored dentistry to the community of Lewis Center, OH. Led by Drs. Joe Gunasekera and Eric Buck, the staff uses the latest dental technology and techniques to help patients achieve lifetimes with healthy, complete, and beautiful smiles. Services include general, cosmetic, restorative, emergency, and pediatric dentistry. To schedule your child for an appointment before school starts, contact the office online or dial (614) 888-3692.

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