Even if you don’t get a summer break quite like your kid’s, you’re still free from carpool lines, packing lunches and chaperoning field trips. As you relax alongside your child, make sure to get the most out of your free time and visit your children’s dentist in Louisville. This may not seem like summer fun, but it can save you from extra stress during the school year. In this post, you’ll learn all about the benefits of summer dental visits.
Skip the Back-to-School Rush
Your child’s back-to-school list should be all you worry about in early August. Make sure their dental appointments are already checked off and save yourself from the inevitable rush. You’ll enjoy a more flexible scheduling process and can identify any potential issues before they become worse. Making sure your child gets the sealant or filling they need long before school starts back up can help them resume their studies strong.
Keeps Their Smiles Wide and Grades High
According to a study completed by the Ostrow School of Dentistry, dental problems are a significant factor in kids being absent from class — and parents missing work. Scheduling summer checkups can prevent both them from missing class and you from missing meetings.
Furthermore, dental issues can lower more than your children’s attendance records. According to the same study, children who reported recent tooth pain were four times more likely to have a low grade point average than their classmates without oral discomfort.
Help Them Beyond the Classroom
Dental problems can impact more than your child’s mouth. Poor sleep habits and difficulty chewing can take away from their focus in school. Intellectual development such as speech articulation can also be negatively affected. Your child can suffer socially, becoming reluctant to speak and smile around others, and can possibly experience teasing or ostracization from their peers. The resulting low self-esteem (from any of these possibilities) can harm your child for the rest of their life.
Taking time out of your kids’ summer vacation to visit the dentist will benefit the entire family. Establishing this routine will reinforce healthy dental habits and help your child return to school with ease. Enjoy the summer months with some peace of mind about your children’s dental health by reaching out to your kid’s dentist in Louisville today.
About the Author
Dr. Stephen Remmers has almost 30 years of experience in the dental field. He has been named ‘Top Doc’ in Louisville Magazine multiple times and received the Louisville Dental Society’s Junior Service Award. If you have further questions about your child’s dental health, be can be reached through his website or at 502-499-0234.