As you’re planning for the start of the new school year, you’re checking off the list of supplies they will need and planning a new schedule for the year. Have you made your back-to-school dental appointment yet? This time of the year is great for a regular dental check up and exam! Dr. Burks and his team encourage you to schedule an appointment before the kids go back to school. Here are some tips for what your child’s visit will look like.
The back-to-school dental appointment is the perfect time to discuss any concerns you have, as Dr. Burks and his dental team will be looking at your child’s overall oral health. This appointment is also a great time to talk about some new habits. If your child isn’t brushing as often or as well, focus on it now to ensure they are in the habit for the school year.
A full and thorough dental examination is done to make sure your child’s teeth, gums, and overall oral health are excellent. Even for the best brushers, we’ll also perform a dental cleaning to get rid of bacteria that can lead to cavities. This exam will also include x-rays if your child has not had them recently.
For those with cavities or parents who wish to protect the teeth from them, preventive resins can be a good place to start. Although they are no substitute for proper brushing and flossing, we may recommend them for your child. A preventive resin is a permanent filling placed on the chewing surfaces of your child’s permanent back teeth (called molars). Once they’re on, preventive resins work to keep cavity-causing bacteria and bits of food from settling into the nooks and crannies your child’s toothbrush can’t reach. This helps keep cavities from forming and tiny existing spots of decay from getting worse. Our team is happy to answer any questions about them, too!
At the office of Dr. Robert Burks, we are proud to provide Winter Springs, Oviedo, surrounding areas the best pediatric dentistry and family dentistry service to keep your children’s teeth bright and healthy. Fill out our convenient online appointment form for either of our office locations or contact our office to be connected with a member of our dental staff. We look forward to helping your child achieve a healthy smile – the best back-to-school essential!