Get Your Teeth Cleaned Before School BeginsAugust 1st, 2016
“Did you brush your teeth?”
How many times have you asked your children that question? How many mornings will you ask them once the new school year begins?
With this in mind, we encourage you to ask yourself when was the last time you children visited the dentist?
Now is a good time to schedule a professional cleaning and examination at Ascension Premier Dental, before homework and the logistics of traveling back and forth to school, to practices, to games, and other activities take over your free time.
To make an appointment, contact our dentist office in Geismar, LA, today.
Peace Of Mind
The start of the new school year is a hectic time for everyone. There’s a good chance that you have been purchasing notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, and other supplies. You may have bought new clothes, and you may have taken them or made plans for haircuts with the first day of school fast approaching.
So, why not schedule a dental cleaning so you will know your kids’ mouths are clean and healthy as well.
Indeed, many athletes are required to complete physicals to assure they are ready to participate in those activities. Students are expected to be up to date on booster shots, too. Is oral health any less important?
By visiting our office, you can expect a few things during each visit.
First and foremost, we will give you and your family the personal, attentive care that you deserve. We understand that no two patients are alike, just as no two children are alike (even if they are siblings).
Second, you and your children will receive complete, thorough, and professional cleanings. We will remove any plaque or tartar that your children may have missed, and we will polish their teeth do they can look their best.
That can help you feel better about dropping them off or seeing them onto the bus when the first day of classes arrives.
No, this isn’t a test, but a routine dental visit includes an examination, too.
We often take X-rays of our patients’ teeth, and there are multiple reasons for doing this.
For starters, we want to monitor any changes that may have occurred in your children’s alignment. This can be particularly important if your children are at the age when their primary teeth are falling out and their permanent teeth are erupting.
Tracking their progress can help them (and you) get prepared for orthodontic treatment if it looks like it may be needed.
X-rays also are a tool for identifying tooth decay. The American Dental Association has pointed out that more than half of children will have a cavity between the ages of 5 and 9.
A big part of the reason we perform examinations is because we want to identify cavities in the early stages whenever possible. When this happens, the treatment is less invasive and less expensive.
Even better than identifying problems is preventing them in the first place.
We can help with this in a couple ways. The first is patient education.
We would be happy to take some time to review the right techniques for daily brushing and flossing with your children.
This starts with the tools to use (fluoride toothpaste, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and dental floss) and how to use them. Everyone should brush for two minutes twice a day and should floss between their teeth and gums daily.
We also provide some additional services that can reduce your children’s risk of developing cavities.
Fluoride treatments can make your children’s teeth stronger. Specifically, fluoride can strengthen and repair the enamel of their teeth.
Enamel is the outer layer of their teeth and the hardest substance on the human body. Fluoride is a mineral that is beneficial to the enamel when it is applied to teeth.
Dental sealants are another great tool. They are an inexpensive way to protect the teeth that are the most vulnerable to tooth decay.
When sealants are applied to the chewing surface of your children’s molars (the teeth in the back of their mouths), those sealants create a barrier between bacteria and their teeth.
We wish you and your children a safe and productive school year. Don’t let an oral health concern interfere with their studies.
Contact Ascension Premier Dental by calling 225-963-5548 or by filling out our online form to request an appointment for your children. Even if you can’t make it before the bell rings in the new school year, the team at our dentist office in Geismar, LA, looks forward to helping you and your family whenever we can.