With summer beginning to wind down, it is time to start preparing the kids to go back to school. It is a fresh start, and for children, much more important than the calendar year. Because of this, this is the perfect time to schedule your routine examination and cleaning.
It is always best to stick to a firm schedule when making your appointments with an oral health professional, for a variety of reasons. Today, your Kahoka, MO dentist explains why now is a great time for you and your family to take care of your smile!
A Fresh Start
The new school year brings a slew of new firsts for students. There is a new class, possibly even a new school! And that’s not even mentioning all of the school supplies!
Children do well when you can link similar errands together, and oral health is no exception. By associating a routine cleaning and examination with all the other tasks and duties required, it becomes one connected package of activities. And one to get excited about!
We often put off cleanings and examinations because, frankly, they’re not fun. But the safety of our mouth is much more important. And with dentistry, it is always better to tackle problems sooner rather than later.
And we understand that time is precious these days. It seems that there just are not as many hours in the day as there used to be. But that is why it is very important to develop a schedule for dental visits, and to maintain this schedule as much as possible.
If you have children, then the start of the new school year is the defining moment of the year. It is a time for new backpacks and other school supplies, and by starting a new grade, children have a sense of evolution. This makes it a perfect time to see your dentist, and you might as well have your own teeth examined at the same time as the kids.
Benefits For Adults, Too
Food particles that stay on the teeth or in recesses of the gums becomes what is known as plaque. Over time, this buildup hardens into tartar, and this cannot simply be brushed off. It must be scraped off the teeth, and this can only be done in a dentist’s office. An ultrasonic scaler is used to remove this material; we also use a fluoride rinse, which is only available in a clinical setting.
If you have any questions or concerns, always feel free to stop by our Kahoka, MO office, or contact Dr. Barbour at (660)727-GRIN(4746).