For many families, summer break is only two to three weeks away. With your child’s schedule becoming less hectic, now is the perfect time to schedule a checkup and cleaning. Our Richardson, TX, team will then help your children enjoy healthier smiles before school starts in August. Let’s look at the benefits of scheduling a visit during your summer break.

Checkup and Cleanings

Kids and adults alike benefit from regular checkups and cleanings. During a checkup, we employ advanced technology, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, to obtain a detailed picture of your smile. We then look for the earliest warning signs of a variety of common concerns, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and dental infection. For adults, we screen for oral cancer and also look for the possible warning signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism. Having teeth cleaned offers the opportunity for our team to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, which helps patients of all ages enjoy a reduced risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.

Treatment Before School Starts

During the summer, children have clear schedules, so now is perfect time to undergo an exam and have their teeth cleaned. If we find your child has a cavity, or other oral health issues that require treatment, we can often address these concerns before school starts again. In addition, the next six-month checkup and cleaning should land on winter break, so your child doesn’t have to miss school or sporting events to visit our office!

Caring for Smile from Home

Along with checkups and cleanings, be sure your child is taking proper care of his and her smile. During summer break, children may begin to lapse in their brushing and flossing habits (and may also really start to binge sugary snacks and drinks). Make sure your little one still takes time to brush for two minutes twice daily, and that your kids floss before going to bed each night. To make the process more fun, talk to our team about our Sonicare toothbrush for children, which comes with apps and games to make the process more enjoyable for little ones. Try to encourage healthier snack and drink choices too! With routine care, your child can enjoy optimal oral health for years to come. If you have any questions about children’s dentistry, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit for you and your family, then contact our team today.

Schedule Your Summer Visit

Start your break with a healthy smile, undergo a routine exam and cleaning today. For more information on preventive and children’s dental care, schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).