Importance of Back-to-School Check-Ups

Importance of Back-to-School Check-Ups

It seems like just yesterday summer was kicking off. However, it is already time for another school year! Most children have a physical and vision check-up, but parents often forget to schedule one for their oral health. Don’t neglect your child’s dental health; it can be just as important as those booster shots!

Why Does My Child Need a Back-to-School Dental Examination?

Did you know children with poor dental health are three times more likely to miss school during the year? Most often this is due to pain and discomfort associated with tooth decay and cavities. On rarer occasions, we see pediatric patients that have formed abscesses and infections due to their overall oral health. This can lead to much more serious oral and general complications. Scheduling an appointment at M&G Family Dentistry before the school year will allow us to evaluate your child’s teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Your Katy dentist can also apply sealants and fluoride treatments to add an extra layer of protection from decay.

What Can We Expect at a Back-to-School Dental Check-Up?

At your child’s appointment with M&G Family Dentistry in Katy, we will provide a thorough dental examination where we evaluate your child’s teeth, gums and bite. This will allow us to look for any signs of decay, infection and bite issues. If any issues are noticed, we can create a treatment plan to get your child’s oral health back on track. Your child will also receive a dental cleaning to ensure there is no bacteria or debris in areas they cannot reach. If you would like your child’s teeth to have an extra layer of protection, we also recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments; these comfortable, quick treatments can help protect them from cavities and decay.

Does your child need a back-to-school dental check-up? Contact M&G Family Dentistry today! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment and get your child ready for the new school year.