Check in with your dentist before you head back to school
It’s that time of year when parents are buying school supplies and getting students ready for the new school year. Here at Central Texas Dental Care we want our local students to be healthy as they embark on an exciting new school year.
This month is National Immunization Awareness month, and health care providers everywhere encourage parents to get their children immunized. We also join the American Dental Association in reminding parents and caregivers to include a dental exam as part of their children’s back-to-school health routines.
“Many issues involving overall health can be detected, monitored and treated in the mouth,” said Dale Williams DDS. “Poor oral health and tooth decay can affect a child’s physical health and even bring down their performance in school.”
The American Heart Association sites that harmful decay-causing bacteria can enter the bloodstream from the mouth and cause serious health concerns. Proper nutrition, oral home care and dental examinations are the best defense against harmful bacteria and decay.
Tooth decay is the most chronic disease affecting children.
“We are reaching out to our community to create the awareness that back-to-school check-ups are essential to ensure our children are getting a healthy start to their education this year,” said Michael Cooney DDS.
By staying on top of the latest in preventative care and dental technology, Central Texas Dental Care provides complete evaluations and education with a proactive approach for long-lasting oral and overall health.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation, call (254) 666-1686.