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3 Ways To Get Your Child’s Teeth Ready For School! [BLOG]

It may seem like the first day of school is still a long way off, but with all it takes to get kids ready for a new semester, now is the perfect time to bring them to Bayou Dental Group for a back-to-school dental cleaning and exam!

Keep Your Kids Out Of Dental Chair & In The Classroom!

Millions of hours of instruction time in the classroom are missed year after year because kids are at the dentist office being treated for oral health problems like tooth decay and cavities.

To help you keep that number to a minimum in your own family, your Monroe dentist is telling you about three ways we can protect their smiles:

*Dental Cleanings & Exams*

You do all you can to make sure your kids are brushing and flossing as well, and as often, as they need to for clean, healthy teeth.

But that’s only the first step! They also need deep cleanings and comprehensive exams about every six months to prevent the buildup of harmful plaque on their teeth that irritates and inflames the gums and to treat any problems found along the way.

Left to grow and fester, bad bacteria can eat through the tooth enamel and form a cavity, and it can develop into the infection known as gum disease and destroy everything in its path.

With help from our skilled hygienists and our early detection technology, you can set your child up for success and help them begin a new school year free of painful dental problems that can steal away valuable instruction time.

*Athletic Mouthguards*

Why not get a head start on fall sports and get an athletic mouthguard for the player in your family?

Even if the coach, school, or athletic association your child plays for doesn’t require the use of a mouthguard, it’s still a wise investment for their dental health.

Accidents and missteps happen all the time whether you’re physically active or not, and a custom mouthguard professionally made by a dentist will help minimize the impact of an oral injury on their teeth, gums, and dental health overall sustained while participating in a sport.

*Tooth Decay & Cavity Prevention*

Younger kids are still getting used to brushing and flossing, so we can’t expect their technique to be perfect.

That’s why we suggest that parents take advantage of our tooth decay and cavity prevention to give the little ones a bit more protection against harmful bacteria. With fluoride varnishes and dental sealants, the deep grooves of their back molars will have a barrier against bacteria and their tooth enamel will be better fortified against harmful acids.

Between their routine dental cleanings and exams, your child will have added protection against the kind of dental problems that commonly keep kids in the dentist office and out of the classroom.

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment!

Don’t let summer break slip away from you before visiting your Monroe dentist!

We will give your child a deep cleaning and comprehensive dental exam so they have shiny, healthy teeth to begin the new school year!

Call Bayou Dental Group today at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

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