Summer vacation has barely begun, but we want you to think about scheduling your child’s back to school dental cleaning. We will look at why now is the best time to schedule your child’s appointment, even though it won’t happen for months.
Why Schedule Dental Cleaning Appointments Months in Advance?
Children and parents are extremely busy during the summer break. There are playdates to go to, summer camps to attend, and vacations to go on. With all this excitement it can be extremely easy to forget to schedule your child’s back to school dental cleaning.
Scheduling your child’s dental cleaning now gives you the opportunity to enjoy the entire summer. You will be able to enjoy taking part in all those fun summertime activities without having a small little voice in the back of your head reminding you that you need to call your child’s dentist to schedule an appointment.
Allowing you to enjoy the summer is just one reason why you should schedule your child’s dental cleaning appointment now. The other reason is you want to make sure you get a time slot that works for your family’s schedule.
Appointments tend to fill up quickly around the time when children are about to return to school. Scheduling the appointment now allows you to have options for days and times. If you wait, you may be able to get an appointment, but it might not be at a time that is convenient for you or your child.
Why Does Your Child Need a Back to School Dental Exam and Cleaning?
Children should be visiting their dentist every four to six months for a routine dental examination and cleaning. While these appointments can happen at any time throughout the year, most dentists recommend that they happen around when your child will be returning to school after summer vacation.
Dentists recommend dental exams and cleanings happen around the start of the school year for a number of reasons. Those reasons include:
- Early dental exams help spot dental problems before they become problematic and result in loss of classroom time. If a dental problem occurs during the school year, children will have to take time off of school to get it fixed. Having a dental exam before school starts gives you the opportunity to fix any dental problems without having your child miss school.
- Children get a proper cleaning. Children tend to like to snack on sugary treats throughout the summer. A professional back to school dental cleaning will make sure your child’s teeth are properly cleaned so they decay.
- Dentists review proper oral care. Children become very lax with their daily oral care routine during the summer. During your child’s back to school exam and cleaning, your dentist will be able to take time to review with your child what he or she should be doing to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Your dentist will review with your child how to properly brush and floss. Your dentist will also remind your child they should be brushing at least twice a day and flossing once.
Call to Schedule Your Child’s Back to School Dental Exam and Cleaning Today
Get a jumpstart on the school year by taking the time to schedule your child’s back to school dental exam and cleaning right now. Call The Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida to schedule an appointment at one of our two Orlando area locations. We are an award-winning pediatric dental clinic that provides gentle dental care to children of all ages. Some of the dental services we provide in addition to regular check-ups and teeth cleanings include tooth-colored fillings, crowns, sealants, fluoride treatments, space maintenance, help breaking thumb or pacifier sucking habits, orthodontics, and lip tie and tongue tie laser revision.
Don’t worry about possibly forgetting the appointment because you scheduled it so far in advance. We provide appointment reminders closer to the date of your child’s exam and cleaning so you won’t forget. So, call us today to schedule an appointment and go out and enjoy the rest of the summer.