In a perfect world, children and parents would make dental care a top priority. The reality, however, is that children and parents lead busy lives. It can be difficult for children to fit tooth cleanings into their schedules. This is especially true if they are involved in sports, extracurricular activities, and social events.
The good news is that tooth cleanings only need to be scheduled every six months. This means, that parents need to find two times each year to take their child to the dentist. Fortunately, many dentists are open in the early mornings, early evenings, and weekends and willing to work with parents to accommodate their children’s busy schedules.
If your child misses a tooth cleaning, they may significantly increase their risk of cavities. They may also have difficulty caring for their teeth at home because they haven’t received proper education from their dentist. Since cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues can lead to a great deal of pain and headaches, especially when they are detected late, it is in your best interest to take your child to the dentist for a cleaning whenever they are due for one.
Consider scheduling appointments when they are on winter or spring break or are off from school in the summer. You can reward them for going to the dentist on their break with a trip to the ice cream parlor, a sleepover with a friend, or anything else that would make them smile.
Lane & Associates in Fuquay-Varina, NC is a dentist’s office that is flexible and always willing to help parents find the perfect time to bring their children in for dentist appointments. Contact them today for more information.