Your Kids Should Attend Back-To-School Checkups

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School will be starting soon, which means you’re likely helping your kids gather supplies and new clothes. You should also take their smile into consideration! Now is a great time to schedule a visit with your Cleveland, TX, dentist for a back-to-school appointment, so your children can start a new semester with brighter smiles.

The Back-to-School Appointment

When your children start classes and extracurricular activities, their schedule will be pretty busy, and falling behind could be a real threat. Which is why we want you to take time to see us now, so we can offer a checkup and cleaning, and any treatments, before the school year starts, or at least in the first few weeks before things become too hectic! This is a chance to start the first day with bright and healthy smiles that make them feel confident! Many treatments for decay or minor damage, such as fillings or dental bonding, can actually be done in a single appointment.

Checkups and Cleanings

The checkup is a thorough examination in which we use advanced digital x-rays and even intraoral camera technology. This enables us to gather detailed images and then provide a diagnosis with accuracy and precision. We can watch for common problems and address them before they pose a threat, such as cavities or infection, or even gingivitis. We also look for the warning signs of developing misalignment in case kids need orthodontic care. During the cleaning portion, our team will gently and thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar for the teeth to lower the risk of cavities and gingivitis, and also fight bad breath and even teeth stains. This simple preventive appointment helps prepare your kids for a semester of bright and healthy smiles!

Taking Preventive Actions

Our team could also discuss preventive treatment options to help lower the risk of cavities in the next several months. For example, during each checkup visit our team will apply a fluoride gel to the teeth to help strengthen the outer enamel and lower the risk of cavities. We also have dental sealants, a thin plastic coating we add to the rear teeth, which are often hard for kids to reach when they brush and floss. These can stay in place for years to come, possibly even a decade in some cases.

If you have any questions about back-to-school children’s visits, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Children’s Dentistry?

Our team wants to help your children enjoy good oral health and bright smiles. If you have any questions about caring for little smiles, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.