Did Your Child Visit the Dentist This Summer?

Pediatric dentist offices around the country are full as parents prepare to send their children off to the first week of school. As schools collect their paper work for the beginning of the year, many of these institutions serve as a reminder of how important it is to take care of yearly dental work. And while no one says that you need to schedule all of your family dental appointments in the summer, a number of families try to take care of these tasks during the months of June, July, and August so that kids do not have to miss class.

As a result, summer appointments with pediatric dentists can be a challenge to schedule if you do not have your plans in place months in advance.

Dental Hygiene Is an Important Skill for Children to Develop
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Creating a Family Habit of Going to the Dentist Is Important

The family dental appointments in your home all happen on the same day.
In fact, the tradition of your family coming into appointments together just a week or two before school starts has resulted in everything from welcome banners strung across the reception desk to treats when the staff noticed on the chart that one year’s appointments landed on your youngest daughter’s birthday.

And while your older kids often joke about all having to go to the dentist together and waiting turns like they were at Suzuki piano lessons, there are certainly worse habits that families can have. In fact, an unfortunate truth about today’s dental health is that only 64% of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 had a dental visit between 2014 and 2015, according to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Realizing that as many as 36% of adults in this age range did not go to the dentist is even more concerning when you realize that there are a significant number of dental patients who go as many as tThe family dental ...

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