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3 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Before School Starts

Your kids may not want to think about. Yet, as a parent, you probably know how long it is until school begins. When you start looking for new clothes, backpacks, and supplies, take a moment to visit our dentist office, too, if you live in or near Beverly, MA.

A back-to-school dental checkup for your family is a great idea. By making an appointment now, you won’t have to take your kids out of class to combat cavities.

Call 978-288-1946 today to plan your next appointment with our team at Martins Dental Partners. It will be one less thing to worry about when the school year begins.

Practice Prevention

Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s just as true today as it was in his time.

You don’t want your kids to get cavities, and neither do we. We can help prevent them with thorough professional cleanings to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they may have missed.

Our team also will be happy to talk to your children about the right way to brush and floss, and why it’s important to do those things daily.

But we’re also parents. We know that kids don’t always do what they are supposed to do … and they don’t always do things quite the way we wanted them, too.

With that in mind, we also recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

Protect Your Favorite Smiles

Cavity-causing bacteria are a big problem. None of us would deny that.

But they aren’t the only threat to your family’s teeth.

Injuries can lead to broken teeth and teeth getting knocked out of their sockets. These would qualify as dental emergencies , although we would prefer to help you avoid those problems whenever possible.

If your kids play sports, you won’t be able to stop them from falling down, running into someone, or getting hit in the face with a ball. However, you can give some protection when and if those accidents do occur.

By getting a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard, your kids will be 60 times less likely to suffer a dental injury, according to the American Dental Association.

Custom-fitted mouthguards are smaller, and therefore more comfortable and less likely to interfere with breathing and speaking, than the bulky boil-and-bite kind. Talk to us about getting these mouthguards for any of the aspiring sports stars in your family.

Fix Problems Before They Get Out of Hand

Across the United States, children miss 51 million hours of school each year due to dental problems, the ADA reported. Likewise, kids who report toothaches are more likely to struggle in school.

You want your children to get the best education possible. If they are sitting in class trying to ignore a painful tooth, or they are sitting in the nurse’s office, this can affect how well and how much they learn.

Before classes begin for the 2018-19 academic year, bringing your kids of a dental exam can identify problems before the pain begins. We think you’ll agree that you would much rather find and fix tooth decay today than to find out your son or daughter needs a root canal in a couple months.

Start the School Year with Healthy Smiles

Good oral health is a good idea any time, but it may be particularly important before your kids go back to class. Martins Dental Partners wants your kids to be happy and healthy.

Call 978-288-1946 today or contact us online to request an appointment at our Beverly, MA dental office. We hope to see you soon!