It seems like August just started, but already parents everywhere are getting their kids ready for a new school year. That means shopping for new clothes, stocking up on pens, paper, and binders, and looking for a sturdy new backpack.
With everything that’s going on, though, what can easily get left out of all this is something that is really quite important: a back-to-school dental visit with Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel.
The reason back-to-school dental visits are so important is that the school year, which for a lot of students runs from August through May, is a hectic time for parents and children. Not only is there homework for kids to keep up with, there are also extracurricular activities like sports, theater, and band. Finding the time for a dental exam in between all that can be difficult, which is why it’s better to do it now than put it off till later.
What happens during a back-to-school dental visit?
First, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel will check for signs of common oral health problems, like cavities or gum disease. These are issues that should be treated sooner rather than later, when treatment will be more conservative and more comfortable.
Our Clinton Township team isn’t just interested in helping young patients treat problems, though. We’re also concerned about prevention. During the second part of your child’s back-to-school visit, we’ll take steps to prevent these common oral health problems through a professional cleaning, in addition to recommending home care tips, and, if we need to, discussing treatment options.
Are you ready to schedule your child’s back-to-school visit with Dr. Salzberg-Siegel? Call our Clinton Township dental office today. We’re proud to have been serving our community with great family dental care for more than 25 years.