As with immunizations and physical exams, kids dental check-ups should be part of the back to school routine. Your child’s periodic exam includes a cleaning, preventative fluoride treatment and an evaluation that can detect any brewing oral health problems.
According to the American Dental Association, one-half of all children ages 5 to 9 have at least one cavity or filling and dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year!
A painful tooth can make it difficult for kids to concentrate and they may not know what they are experiencing or how to voice their pain. At Keystone Dental Arts, we want your child to return to school with a happy, healthy mouth and their dental visit can help to reinforce good habits for their oral health.
We make every visit a fun visit for kids with the Keystone Kids Club!
Starting at ages 3+, our child patients are invited to join the Keystone Kids Club to collect points for prizes when they demonstrate good habits. Our Keystone Kids go home with a very cool point tracking passport from Ribbit, our official Keystone Kids Club mascot. We track points with stamps at each appointment that your child can redeem for fun rewards.
Along with all the other important schedules that will hit the fridge, encourage your kids dental routine and keep track of their brushing and flossing accomplishments with Ribbit’s Tooth Brushing Chart!
Our Pro Tip: When packing school lunches, opt as often as possible for foods that are low in sugar including grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit. For a nice balance of fun, fresh and healthy, we like these 50 Back To School Lunch Ideas from food.com.
We hope you and your family enjoyed the very best of summer. Now that it is coming to an end, it’s a great time to schedule your kids dental check-up! Please call us at 603.692.9229 or schedule online.