[Sponsored Post from First Impressions Pediatric Dentistry]
School has started and everyone is getting back into their routines. Another good back-to-school routine is to schedule dental check-ups for your kids. Here are 4 reasons why a dental check-up for your kids is a good idea:
1. Dental Problems is the Number One Reason Kids Miss School
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 51 million school hours are lost annually because of illnesses related to dental problems!
The #1 most common chronic disease found in children is cavities. Dental pain or diseases can lead to difficulty eating, speaking and learning if left untreated.
2. Pediatric Dentists Can Catch Problems Early
If you catch problems early, it could prevent future dental emergencies and missed class time. Early detection also almost always means less costly treatments.
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that parents make dental exams a regular part of their children’s back-to-school routine.
3. Get tips and advice for proper care at home
Good dental routines provide a strong foundation for maintaining a healthy smile. At each appointment, your dentist can walk you/your child through better habits and techniques for oral care.
4. Oral Health Problems Can Affect Your Child’s Overall Health
Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. When untreated, childhood tooth decay (cavities) can lead to malnourishment and bacterial infections. Pain and infection from oral problems may interfere with a child’s ability to succeed in school.
Luckily, if you’re looking for a dentist for your kids, there is a great pediatric dental clinic in the Green Bay area–First Impressions Pediatric Dentistry!
They have a location in Howard/Suamico and have just added a second location in the village of Bellevue.
Their mission is to provide specialized, comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs, delivered in a state of the art, child-friendly environment.
They also offer Smile Club, a cost savings program, for families without dental insurance or for those who are looking for alternatives to dental insurance. Their Smile Club provides savings of up to 66% and starts at just $12 a month.
For further information or to book an appointment, just call 844-fidkids (343-5437) or request an appointment online at https://fidkids.com/.