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Preparing Your Child's Smile for a Successful School Year

June 10, 2024

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful and hectic. To help your child start off on the right foot, it's important to plan ahead and make sure they are in good health. One crucial aspect of this is ensuring their oral health is optimal, as poor dental hygiene can lead to setbacks during the school year.

At Zysik Dental, we specialize in addressing the dental needs of children and helping them establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health. We understand that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, with over 50 percent of 5- to 9-year-old children having at least one cavity or filling. This number increases to 78 percent among 17-year-olds.

Moreover, dental-related illnesses cause more than 51 million school hours to be lost each year. Given the importance of good oral health for a child's overall well-being, many states mandate periodic dental checkups as a condition of school entry. However, there is good news: helping your child prevent cavities can be as simple as scheduling a routine dental exam at our office.

Back to school checkups at Zysik Dental are more than just an opportunity to assess the overall health, development, and alignment of your child's smile. We will also provide a thorough dental cleaning, age-appropriate instruction in the best oral hygiene routines, helpful nutritional guidance, and information on other important preventive measures that can be taken.

In addition to these services, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.