Back To School Checkup: Successful Tips

With summer in full swing, it’s important to plan for your child’s next dentist trip before the new school year begins. As a children’s dentist in Glenview, we know summer with our kids can be chaotic, busy, and exciting, but make sure you follow these tips for a successful dentist checkup before we all head back to school. 

Plan Ahead

We know that you want to check everything off your family’s summer bucket list before another school year starts, but don’t let that cause you to forget to schedule a dentist checkup. Planning ahead helps you avoid the end of summer rush that many dentists see. Plan to take your children to the dentist before the summer activities begin.

Encourage Positive Dental Habits At Home

Checkups are seamless when they are cavity free, which happens when parents encourage their children to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day to keep a healthy oral routine. For example, children ages 6 and under and still learning how to brush their teeth so guide them as needed, while children ages 7-12 should be encouraged to keep healthy brushing and flossing habits so they can understand self-care as teenagers.

Leave Anxiety At Home

Children can pick up on parents’ anxiety, so if you dislike the dentist and get anxious while heading to the appointment, chances are they will too. Make sure you are communicating positively with your children about the dentist in order to have a successful visit.

Before you and your family bask in summer glory, contact your children’s dentist in Glenview to make an appointment with us for all family members! 

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