Your family is the most important thing in your life. You want to give them every opportunity they can have to be successful. That includes getting a good education and staying as healthy as possible.
With that in mind, we invite you to visit Dr. Jeffrey T. Fester’s office soon. A back-to-school dental cleaning and exam could be more important than you realize. While you are out and about getting supplies for the coming school year, make plans to stop by our family dentistry in Roswell, GA, too. Call 770-587-4202 to plan your visit.
Don’t Close The Door To Success
If you have kids, then you are probably aware that they can become distracted easily. You can’t control every possible distraction, but you certainly don’t want a toothache to take away from their focus in the classroom.
And it can be a real issue.
The Children’s Dental Health Project reported on some recent studies related to dental health and education. According to researchers in a nationwide survey, 1 in 7 children (6 to 12 years old) reported having a toothache in the previous six months. Another study compared the academic performance of students with dental problems to their peers. The students with oral health issues were four times more likely to have low grades.
In addition to that, students miss 51 million hours of instruction each year in the U.S. as a direct result of poor dental health.
In other words, a healthy smile won’t make your kids smarter, but an unhealthy mouth could become an obstacle to their success in school.
Master The Basics
In elementary school, kids learn the basics that will provide the foundation for their education. As a child, you also learned the basics of the foundation of a healthy smile. It’s these basics that you try to teach your family. Our team wants to support those efforts.
Just like a teacher will review the previous year’s lessons to start the new year, we’ll do a quick overview of what you already know. Brush your teeth (twice a day, two minutes at a time, with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush). Floss daily (using dental floss, flossers, or a water flosser).
Make regular visits to your family dentist. During those visits, we’ll conduct complete cleanings and thorough exams. We want to remove plaque and tartar buildup to avoid problems. At the same time, we want to be aware of any potential issues before they turn into something worse. We want to fix your cavity today instead of a tooth infection tomorrow.
For a little extra credit, you also can get dental sealants and fluoride treatments for your loved ones. The sealant coat your teeth, creating a barrier between them and cavity-causing bacteria. Fluoride makes teeth stronger and more capable of resisting decay.
Let Us Work With You
Good dental health takes a group effort. Our team wants to do our part to keep your family smiling. You want them to look good on picture day, right? As it turns out, that could help this keep their focus on schoolwork, too.