Time flies when you’re having fun (and this summer was fantastic!) but now school is suddenly right around the corner and it’s time to get school clothes, school supplies, finish reading all those books you were supposed to be reading over the summer so you’re prepared for day 1, getting back-to-school ‘dos & more. Now is also an excellent time to take care of a little dental preventive maintenance while you’re at it! This way when the first day of school rolls around after Labor Day, you’ll be in tip-top shape from your head to your feet (reminder: don’t forget the back-to-school kicks!) & prepare with a great grin for your next great school year.
By now you all know the importance of preventive maintenance – it’s not just good dental care, it’s good health care in general! – and timing your twice yearly appointments with events like back-to-school pairs up your appointment with something important so you’re less likely to forget. Plus dental check-ups can actually help set the tone for the school year. Why is that? Because good dental health is linked to academic success! Did you know that dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours annually? Therefore, a back-to-school check-up is a great opportunity to reinforce healthy habits (plus identify and fix any potential dental problems before school starts).
Other important reasons include: 1) 1 in 5 school age children in America have untreated tooth decay, but cavities are 100% preventable!; 2) It’s not just academic success; poor dental health affects your child’s self-esteem, speech, and nutrition as well; and finally 3) we can alert you to any growth or alignment problems your child’s teeth may be experiencing, hopefully before they start to affect speech or eating.
Here at Rutherford Cosmetic Preventative Dentistry we believe it’s vitally important to teach our patients great preventive care. By doing this we can help our patients have less cavities and run less risk of more serious dental problems such as gingivitis. There are two weeks left till the beginning of school, so call 201-438-2373 today to make your child’s appointment!
** Practicing as a New Jersey dentist for the last 34 years, Dr. Graber has had additional training in bonded fillings and operative endodontic, periodontal and cosmetic dentistry. He also trained in Brassler endodontics. Dr. Graber is a member of the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics. He is presently offering free consultations for Botox and dermal fillers.