The Importance of Back-to-School Dental Check-Ups

Getting school supplies, meeting your child's teachers, taking that last vacation - why on earth would you add a dental check-up to your already busy back-to-school schedule? We're glad you asked!

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Prevention, Healthy Smiles, and Kicking the Year Off Right

As dentists, we know that check-ups, whether physicals for sports with your child's pediatrician or dental exams with your favorite Cascadia Kids provider, are important. Not only do these check-ups help keep your doctor and dentist up-to-date on your child's current health, but regular dental exams can help keep diseases at bay.

What Happens During a Back-to-School Dental Check-Up

A back-to-school dental check-up doesn't differ from your child's bi-annual exams, other than the timing. As school begins to ramp up, your child may get more involved and getting into the dentist may become difficult. Prioritizing their dental cleaning and exam before they start slinging backpacks should be important. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Prevention - routine dental cleanings and exams are the best way to prevent cavities, diseases, and other serious conditions.
  • Cavities - treating cavities during their back-to-school exam is important to prevent further tooth decay and gum issues.
  • Bright Smiles - a healthy, bright smile can greatly influence a child's confidence. Give them the best smile as they go back to class.
  • Orthodontic Consults - depending on the age of your child, it may be time to start thinking about braces. A back-to-school dental check-up can help you plan and budget for the next step in their dental journey.

Schedule a Back-to-School Check-Up

At Cascadia Kids Dentistry, we love seeing kids before school starts. We firmly believe that starting the school year with a clean slate (and clean teeth) is the best way to set your child up for success. Schedule their dental cleaning with one of our amazing dentists today!

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