See us now that kids are back in school! Learn more about dental care in Franklin, OH!
If you live in the Franklin, OH area and have a child attending school, we know how stressful it can be to prepare them during the back to school season. However, many patients overlook the importance of dental care during this time. We encourage parents to have their children see us now that they are back in school, because unexpected dental issues can affect attendance and their quality of work .
How school can interfere
School is necessary for children to help them learn and grow. It is also important for social and physical development. However, because of the long school days five days a week, it also makes it harder for children to get to their dental appointments. Attendance at school is incredibly important, and we know how difficult it can be to pick up your child from school and remove them from their learning environment to get them to the dentist. Therefore, we strongly encourage parents to schedule their children’s dental visits during more accommodating times of the year, such as during school breaks. Also, we have evening and weekend hours to accommodate children without them missing school. If children do not get their routine visits in, they may be missing out on necessary treatment such as sealants and fluorides which can help keep their smiles healthy, or they may be at risk of developing cavities and periodontal disease. Drs. Mamta Kori and Scott Everhart of Franklin, OH understand how important these routine visits can be for ensuring children are brushing and flossing as they should. Dental cleanings are also helpful in addressing those hard-to-reach places within the smile that many children overlook.
What needs to be done for dental care in children
During the first decade of a child’s life, their smile will change in many ways. First, they develop their baby teeth and begin to learn how to eat solid foods. Then they go through a series of phases during which their baby teeth will fall out and be replaced with adult teeth. This is also a time during which children may need to be evaluated for orthodontics if their permanent teeth are crowded or are improperly aligned. As children age and enjoy candies and sodas, they are putting their smiles at risk for cavities. Educating children on how to brush and floss is an important step to teaching them about the importance of oral health and wellness, and our dental team works with children to ensure they understand how to take care of their teeth and gums. Building a proper foundation in dental care for children early is crucial to them understanding the importance of a healthy smile for life!
What treatments are available for children?
At K&E Advanced Dentistry, we provide more than just a physical evaluation and x-rays. We also provide the following services for our youngest patients:
- Periodontal treatments
- Orthodontic assessments
How can a parent save money with preventative care?
Many parents feel as though they should only bring their children (and sometimes themselves!) into the dental office when there is an immediate concern. This is a reactive method of dental care, not a proactive method. Reactive methods can often cost more and cause more damage because problems are not caught soon enough for easy intervention. These issues become worse and can result in permanent issues within the smile. Instead, parents and children should be proactive about dental care and monitor their oral health and wellness regularly for best results!
Book your child’s evaluation with K&E Advanced Dentistry
If you live in or around the area of Franklin, OH or Centreville, OH and want to get your child into the dentist now that school has started, we encourage you to book an appointment at our practice at (513) 424-1834. Our staff is conveniently located in Franklin, OH at 3420 Atrium Boulevard, Suite 100 and welcomes new patients. Our Centreville, OH practice also encourages patients to maintain their routine evaluations with our team of professionals.
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