Summer break is officially in full swing! Between June and August, your child will likely spend the majority of their time hanging out with friends, soaking up some sun by the pool, and enjoying time with loved ones by the barbeque. However, summer is also the perfect time to schedule your kid’s dental checkup. Here’s why!
#1. A More Relaxed Schedule
During the school year, it can be difficult to schedule your child’s checkup and cleaning amid a full school calendar and extracurricular activities. Fortunately, summer typically comes with a more relaxed schedule for your kid and their dentist. As a result, you can plan for their six-month visit (and any follow-up appointments) with ease. Plus, if they go now, they won’t have to go again until their winter break!
#2. Back-to-School Prep
As a parent, you know that back-to-school season is all about setting your child up for a successful school year. However, even with all the right supplies, one thing can still get in their way: a toothache. Even mild oral pain can make it difficult for your student to concentrate, which can negatively affect their test scores. Scheduling their six-month checkup before the school season starts will ensure any dental problems are swiftly treated before they hit the books.
#3. Prevent Fall Cavities
Brushing and flossing are two pillars of maintaining a cavity-free smile. With that being said, your child’s dental hygiene routine is incomplete without their bi-yearly checkups and cleanings. As a result, plaque can turn into tartar and once-small dental problems can develop, wreaking havoc on your child’s oral health in the process. Therefore, to prevent fall cavities, make sure to schedule a visit to their dentist before the summer is over.
#4. Avoid Stressful Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can be painful for your little one and anxiety-inducing for you. Although they aren’t entirely preventable, smile-related injuries like cavities certainly are! Scheduling your kid’s dental checkup sooner rather than later ensures that their dentist can provide them with a thorough cleaning and any necessary restorative care, helping prevent chipped, decayed, or otherwise damaged teeth in the process.
Summer is in full swing, which means fall is just around the corner. Before back-to-school season begins, make sure to schedule your child’s six-month dental checkup and cleaning. That way, you are doing your part to protect their smile and set them up for a successful school year!
About the Author
Dr. Nidhi Agarwal graduated with honors from Boston University with her dental doctorate before undergoing a 2-year residency program in pediatric dentistry! Today, she is a board-certified pediatric dentist who enjoys spending her days helping growing smiles get the compassionate, quality-driven, enjoyable dental care they deserve. If it’s time for your child’s six-month checkup and cleaning, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment via our website or by phone at 978-424-4255.