Uniforms, books and sundry supplies are all part of the annual back to school panic but dental care for the coming year is often ignored. Dental professionals stress that taking care of children’s teeth should also be part of the back to school routine as tooth decay affects almost twenty percent of students of all ages.
For this reason, dental professionals recommend:
• Regular check-ups at the dentist
• Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste
• Using a proper mouthguard when playing sports
Problems with the teeth, dental pain and gum disease can result in difficulty “speaking, playing and learning” as well as result in many hours absent from school for essential treatment.