What great adventures do you have planned for this summer for your family? Are you going out of town? Visiting relatives? Going to the beach? Whatever you end up doing, you are excited to have more quality time with your child. Well, mixed in with all the fun is something important that you don’t want to forget—your child’s semiannual visit to the dentist in Marble Falls. In this post, you’ll learn three reasons why you should schedule this appointment early in the summer while school is out.
Beat the Back-to-School Rush
If you think you can put off your child’s dental appointment until later this summer, think again! The weeks leading up to the new school year are hectic, and it can be difficult to find an opening with your children’s dentist in Marble Falls. If you schedule your child’s dental appointment now at the beginning of summer, you don’t have to worry about trying to cram it in before the first bell rings. Plus, if you schedule their appointment now, you’ll still have time to sneak in their second appointment before the end of the calendar year.
Avoid Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and although not all of them are preventable, many are. In fact, if you take your child to their dental checkup, you can help ensure that they won’t experience potentially painful tooth decay. For kids, tooth decay can impact their ability to focus, play, speak, and even eat, but many lack the ability to fully express what the problem is. That’s why you need to bring your child to the dentist twice a year. That way, your child can get the treatment they need to keep their smile happy and healthy throughout the summer and beyond.
Keep Your Child in School
You want your child to succeed in school and learning. One thing that can interfere with that is interruptions in the classroom. When you take your child out of class to visit the dentist, you take them away from a potential learning opportunity in school. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that children who have poor oral health tend to earn lower grades than those with good oral health. Unlike during the academic year, your child’s schedule is much more open during the summer months, allowing you to get this necessary appointment taken care of without impeding your child’s studies.
In the end, you want to create positive memories for your child to last a lifetime. This summer, you can make sure that they, and their smile, stay healthy and bright so that you can capture every second of your adventures together. Take a little bit of time for your child to see the dentist this summer so that you can enjoy precious moments with the ones you love the most.
About the Author
Dr. Greg Ritchie has about 20 years of dentistry experience, and he has completed advanced training with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. At Ritchie Dental Group, he provides comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages in the Marble Falls, Brady, and Burnet areas. In his spare time, he coaches youth sports teams. To make an appointment with him, you can call (830) 693-8833 or click here.