The kids are going back to class and that means dental checkups with TVF Dentistry. Just like backpacks, new clothes, supplies and doctors appointments, scheduling dental checkups is a vital part of getting ready for school.
Healthy teeth and gums are imperative for your kids. Toddlers, children, tweens, and teens should have dental checkups at least twice a year to check for cavities, gum disease, or changes in the bite.
Braces may be in the future if anything has changed and if your children experience:
- Late, difficult, irregular, or early baby tooth loss
- Problems with biting and/or chewing
- Misplaced or crowded teeth
- Roof of mouth and/or cheek biting
- Abnormal bite or no bite at all
- Teeth and jaws that are out of proportion
Although most orthodontic issues are genetic, breathing problems, poor nutrition, accidents, dental decay, gum disease, finger or thumb sucking and even pacifier use can contribute to orthodontic problems. Bi- annual dental checkups will keep Dr. Storm informed as your child’s teeth begin to develop.
Teens are especially prone to tooth decay. Regular dental checkups will keep cavities in check. Those sugary sodas, sports, and energy drinks are loaded with sugar. Sugar attacks the enamel on the teeth exposing the dentin to acid and decay.
Get your teens to drink more water, and if they must have the bubbles, get them to drink diet drinks. Just make sure they rinse with water about 30 minutes after enjoying. If your kids are fans of fruit juices read the labels. Check for sugar content, buy a juicer, and make your own.
You can’t watch what your kids eat or drink, especially now that school is back in session. Prepare healthy meals and drinks at home and do your research. If you are unsure, call or click and schedule dental appointments for the entire family with Timberview Family Dentistry.
Regular dental checkups with Dr. Julie and her team from TVF Family Dentistry will make sure that your kid’s, and the rest of your families teeth and gums are healthy.