Back to School: Time for Your Child's Dental Checkup

Back-to-school season. It may not be on an official calendar, but every parent knows the weeks around the first day of school are a whirlwind. 

So why add a dental checkup to this already hectic time? Because getting dental care out of the way before school starts has benefits. When school gets busy, and it will, you can rest easy knowing your child’s oral health is in a good place.

Is it time for your child’s biannual dental checkup? If so, come see us at Dentistry for Children, with locations in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maryam Sina, DDS, and the rest of our team are dedicated to providing quality care that meets the individualized needs of every child. Dr. Sina has more than 25 years of experience working with children and is board-certified in pediatric dentistry.

Why back to school?

There are a couple of reasons you may want to schedule a dental checkup for the late summer, from convenience to health.

Better now than later

According to the American Dental Association, children miss over 51 million hours of school every year for dental care. 

By visiting the dentist before school starts, you accomplish two things. If your child gets a good dental report, you don’t have to bring them back for six months. And if we notice an issue, like cavities, you have time to get the problem fixed before the heart of the school year.

Reinforcing good habits

Good habits are the bedrock of a healthy mouth. The start of school is a great time to get the whole family into an oral health routine. 

Not all children master brushing on the first try — you may need to help the youngest (6 and under), even if they think they deserve an A-plus. Flossing should start as soon as your child has two teeth that touch; most kids can do this themselves by second or third grade.

Sync up with other appointments

Many schools require a physical before your child can return to class. If you’re already making a trip to the pediatrician, why not add the dentist to the list?

Pediatric dentistry

At Dentistry for Children, we offer a wide range of dental services to make sure your child’s oral health is top-notch, including:

Our pediatric dentists are specially trained to work with children; we’re focused on warm, welcoming, and compassionate care.

Don’t wait until school is in full swing to get your child’s dental checkup completed. Give us a call at our Las Vegas or Henderson office today.

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