Newsletter - September 2014 Issue
Back to School
Your children may have new wardrobe, school supplies and sports equipment for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth and the tools they need to maintain it?
According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as important as immunizations and booster shots and should be a regular part of back-to-school preparations. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that tooth decay affects U.S. children more than any other chronic infectious disease and 19 percent of children ages 2 to 19 years old have untreated tooth decay. Dental pain or disease can lead to difficulty in eating, speaking, playing and learning as well as millions of hours of missed school.
Your child's back-to-school checklist should include:
- Regular dental examinations to diagnose and treat or prevent dental problems.
- Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing.
- Eating healthy lunches and snacks. Cut back on sugary foods and soft drinks
- Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard while participating in organized sports, PE classes or playground activities.
For more information or to book your appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 817-466-9972.
Have a great day!