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Preparing For School: A Dental Guide

April 30, 2024

The back-to-school season is a busy time for parents and students alike. With so much to do, it's easy to overlook important aspects of your child's health, such as their dental care. At the office of Zysik Dental, we believe that starting the school year off with a healthy smile can set your child up for success in the classroom.

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease? In fact, it affects more children than asthma. According to the American Dental Association, over 50 percent of 5- to 9-year-old children have at least one cavity or filling, with that number increasing to 78 percent among 17-year-olds.

To help prevent cavities and ensure your child's dental health is in top shape, we recommend scheduling a back-to-school checkup. During this visit, our team will assess the overall health, development, and alignment of your child's smile. We'll also provide a thorough dental cleaning and age-appropriate instruction in the best oral hygiene routines along with helpful nutritional guidance and information on other important preventive measures that can be taken.

In addition to maintaining good oral health, regular dental checkups can help your child avoid missing school due to dental-related illness. More than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related problems. By scheduling a back-to-school checkup, you're helping to ensure that your child stays healthy and ready to learn.

While the statistics on childhood dental caries may be alarming, there is good news. Helping your child prevent cavities is as simple as making an appointment for a routine dental exam at our office. As prevalent as tooth decay may be, it’s important to recognize that cavities are highly preventable and can be easily treated before any larger problems develop.

At the office of Zysik Dental, we're dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our services, give us a call today. We look forward to helping your child start the school year with a healthy smile!