Back To School Dentist Appointment? Here Are 5 Reasons It’s Important..

added on: September 27, 2018

Woo hoo! Kids are back to school and out of the house! But you forgot one thing!

Ready. Set. Get Them Out Of The House! Having your kids out of school for the past few months has been fun, but we are closing in on the end of summer and it is time to send them back to SCHOOL! You’ve done the clothes shopping, captured the school supplies, and now it is time for their back to school dentist appointment!

Here are the five reasons to take your kids to Dental Health Associates before school starts.

Tip #1: Teaching Kids How To Clean Their Teeth.

Can you hear yourself saying “You didn’t get the ones in the back enough!” or the huge fight every morning and at bed time. Let the professionals handle it! Dental Health Associates will make sure your child knows the consequences of poor oral care and show them the best way to care of their own teeth.

Tip #2: Adult Teeth Don’t Always Push Out Baby Teeth

Baby teeth may not always fall out even after the adult tooth breaks through the gums. Seeing the dentist on a semi annual basis can help avoid future issues. Baby teeth that do not fall out can cause crooked permanent teeth or cause other concerns. Not to worry, Dental Health Associates’ experienced dentists can assist with baby teeth to help avoid issues.

Tip #3: Skip The Disappointment And Make An Appointment

As soon as school starts you have soccer, dance, and many more extracurricular activities that your children love to participate in! Instead of adding to your busy schedule, make your appointment before school starts and make a day of it! Do I hear movie day??? Dentist appointment, lunch and the movies! Now that sounds like a great day with Mom!

Tip #4: Healthy Smile = Good Grades Based On A Statistic We Just Made Up

Bring headphones! Patients’ number one reason for not visiting the dentist is the noise from tools. Headphones help reduce the noise and keep you occupied while your dentist is cleaning your teeth.

Tip #5: Sets Them Up For Success

It’s healthy for children to have regular check-ups at least every six months. Help get them started by setting up an appointment. The more consistent you are, the more it becomes a regular habit. Set your kids up for success by contacting Dental Health Associates now!

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Dear Valued Patients,

We hope you are staying healthy and well during this public health emergency. Our priority, as it has always been, is the continued health and safety of our patients and staff. We will continue implementing the recommendations of the ADA (American Dental Association) and the VDA (Virginia Dental Association) and the CDC regarding COVID 19. To continue to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID 19, we kindly ask that if you have an upcoming dental appointment that you follow these COVID 19 guidelines:

  • Please reschedule your dental appointment should you have any symptoms of COVID 19 (fever, fatigue, dry cough, difficulty breathing, aches & pains, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste).
  • Please refrain from bringing additional individuals with you to your appointment.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Please keep a safe distance from others when possible.

In the interest of patient safety, we would like to share some of our safety measures practiced in our office. N95 Masks, protective face shields, and gloves will continue to be worn by providers.
Daily temperature monitoring of all staff, including our front desk support, assistants, hygienists, and doctors. Every operatory is wiped down with disinfectant between every patient. Door pulls, countertops, front desk, restroom handles and waiting room wiped down frequently with disinfectant. We appreciate and value your continued understanding during this health crisis.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your Dental Health Associates Team