You are having a busy day already when your phone rings. It’s your kid’s school. According to the caller, your child has been in the nurse’s office complaining of a toothache. He’s missed multiple classes and barely ate any lunch.
Immediately, you start thinking you need to visit the dentist (and worrying about how much it might cost).
We’re going to guess that you would prefer to avoid this phone call for your child’s sake (and the sake of your wallet). That’s why we welcome you to schedule a back-to-school dental checkup at our family dentist office in Aberdeen, SD.
To make your appointment at Aberdeen Smiles, call (605) 277-9049 today!
Stay Ahead Of The Curve
You want your kids to have the best chance at a good education. As it turns out, a healthy smile can play a part in that. Or rather, an unhealthy smile can become an obstacle to education.
The Children’s Dental Health Report noted two recent studies that are worth mentioning. According to a nationwide survey of children 6 to 12 years old, 1 in 7 reported having a toothache in the previous six months. A separate study found that students who reported oral health problems were four times more likely to have low grades when compared to other students. The American Dental Association also reported that students miss 51 million hours of instruction due to dental issues.
When kids miss school, it’s easy to understand why oral health could be a concern. At the same time, an untreated cavity can turn into a painful tooth infection. This can make it hard for a student to focus on the tasks at hand or the day’s lessons.
A dental cleaning and exam can remove tartar and plaque (which can lead to cavities). Should your child have a cavity already, we can take care of it today before it turns into something worse.
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Cleanings and exams (along with daily brushing and flossing) can do a lot to keep your family happy and smiling. However, you can reduce that risk significantly more with some low-cost services.
If you want your teeth to be stronger, ask about our fluoride treatments. Fluoride can repair minor damage from bacteria (before decay can develop). It also makes teeth more capable of resisting those harmful bacteria.
For additional protection, you can get dental sealants. This coating can act as a barrier between your teeth and the bacteria we mentioned above.
Last but not least, you should ask about our custom-fitted athletic mouthguards if anyone in your family plays sports. Our mouthguards are more comfortable and offer better protection than the kinds you can find in stores.
Be Prepared For Class
Don’t wait another day to make dental checkups for your family. You want them to be healthy and to be successful in school. A visit with our team at Aberdeen Smiles could help them avoid the distraction of a bad tooth.