As the end of August approaches, many parents are getting their back to school checklists prepared. This often includes shopping for school supplies, back to school clothes and backpacks and annual school physicals. However, many parents often forget to schedule their child’s annual dental checkup or bi-annual cleaning. College students tend to be especially forgetful and this can cause many complications.
It is best to set yourself up for a successful academic year by putting your brightest, cleanest smile forth. This can be achieved by scheduling your regular dental appointment. Studies throughout the years show that high school and college students are least likely to attend their dental cleanings and checkups. Additionally, one of the most common to-do tasks during holiday breaks is attending to dental issues which arise during the semester.
So How Can We Break The Cycle?
Encourage your teenagers and college students to take care of their dental hygiene!
According to an article in Webmd: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20140506/doctors-should-give-toddlers-fluoride-treatments-us-task-force it is important to use fluoride treatment on children at a young age. When completing back to school shopping, make sure your student stocks up on dental floss, a great quality toothbrush and fluoride rinse. Toothbrushes are only designed to last for a few months, so if they are going away for a long semester make sure they have access to a fresh one! Call us for more info about fluoride and its benefits for children. And be sure to book your before school appointment.
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