Children’s dental appointments ARE worth it!

 

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As we’re nearing the end of January, we start looking ahead to February and National Children’s Dental Health month. So, it’s a great time to ask, is it really necessary for children to get into the habit of going to the dentist?

Our answer, of course, is Yes! It’s extremely important to establish the importance of getting them used to dental appointments and getting proper oral care. Family life alone can be chaotic at times and when you add in school schedules with football/band/drama practice to name but a few after school activities (never mind homework) it gets even more hectic. But, making it a priority to go to the dentist is always worth it.

Baby’s first tooth is the time to start their relationship with the dentist and hygienist. They may only allow a quick cursory look, let’s face it, anything with a baby is on baby’s terms, but getting them used to coming is a good idea and gets them in the habit of seeing the dentist regularly.

Oral care has been closely tied to our overall health and regular visits can help with detection of potential issues and prevention of the negative effects of poor oral hygiene. So, dentists play a central role in children’s oral health that goes beyond checking their teeth for cavities. Even though first (primary) teeth are eventually replaced by our permanent teeth. These baby teeth hold positions for the permanent teeth and it is advisable to ensure that everything progresses the way it should so that there will be no issues in adulthood.

Regular checkups allow your dentist address problems such as:

Gum disease and inflammation, teeth crowding, painful teeth and gums, thumb-sucking, bad oral hygiene, difficulty chewing/eating/sleeping and general decay (cavities).

As we help our children develop dental healthy habits, we ensure that they have a good foundation for their overall health for life in adulthood. Dental observations can spot possible several kind of major health issues such as heart problems, diabetes and cancer so encouraging good habits now for your children is essential.

Book your child in for a hygiene checkup now. Call 734-485-2200.

 

 

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Back to School With A Healthy Smile

We’re celebrating the teachers and students in our community!

What:   Teacher and Student Appreciation Week ~

Special pricing on dental services such as sealants, fluoride, teeth whitening and on Electric toothbrushes.

We’re giving you a chance to win some really awesome prizes too!

(Prizes include: Gift card from Haab’s Restaurant , Hair Cut from Thomas Blondi Salon, Massage from In the Clouds Massage Therapy by Zeena, Yummy chocolate from Schacolad Chocolate Factory, Massage from Ann Arbor Therapeutic Massage, Range Card from Miles of Golf and Gift Card from Pine View Golf Course! Kids can enter to win a backpack stuffed with school supplies and a 4 pack from Putterz Mini Golf! )

When:  Monday, August 22nd – Friday, August 26th  (Regular office hours)

Where:  David Schmidt, D.D.S. ~ 1900 Packard Rd – Ypsilanti   734-485-2200

Why:  Dr. Schmidt wants to  help our students and teachers start the school year with a healthy smile.  Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. The Surgeon General calls dental problems the “Silent Epidemic” that results in more than 51 Million school hours of missed school each year.

The good news is that tooth decay and other oral diseases that can affect children and adults are preventable.

Schedule your Back to School with a Healthy Smile appointment today @ 734-485-2200!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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