Can’t believe it’s middle of July already…..time sure does fly when you’re having fun in the summer sun.  As we get into the tail end of summer and go into August, it will be time to prepare to send your kids back to school! Don’t forget to add a dental checkup and cleaning on your list of things to do. Dental exams are necessary and most effective to help combat tooth decay — the single most prevalent childhood disease in our country., If decay and cavities are left untreated they can lead to more serious health complications and interfere with your child’s ability to eat, speak, sleep and even focus at school.  

At Streamwood Family Dentistry, our focus is always on education and prevention.  The good news is that a preventive dental checkup and cleaning visit can make all the difference in maintaining your child’s healthy teeth and gums. During your child’s regular checkup at Streamwood Family Dentistry, our caring team and Dr. Shah will examine and clean your child’s teeth and check for any problems. When detected early, many dental issues can be easily corrected, which will avoid pain or discomfort.  We will also educate and train kids on how to make brushing their teeth fun.  Instilling early habits of proper oral care will serve them well for the rest of their lives.  American Academy of Pediatrics regularly reports that many kids in our country have to miss school due to dental-related illnesses.  In the state of Illinois, your child’s school may require a school form completed to avoid such problems.

Your local dentist in Streamwood, Dr. Lucy Shah and staff are specially trained to care for the unique dental needs of children, adolescents and adults.  We cater to kids by creating a safe, fun and educational environment with our special ‘No Cavity Club’ prizes to ease any fears your child may have about coming to the dentist.  

Ultimately, our goal is to establish trusting relationships and positive dental experiences with our young patients that lead to a lifelong commitment to oral health care.  Start your child’s school year off the right way — with a healthy mouth! Schedule their back to school dental visit and prevent problems from developing during that school year that can disrupt learning and other health issues. 

Along with routine dental checkups and cleanings, we also encourage parents to promote good oral health throughout the school year by encouraging kids to:

  • Brush all surfaces of teeth with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes, twice a day.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Pack a toothbrush in their backpack and make a point to brush after lunch.
  • Eat healthy, nutritious meals; limit sugary snacks; and avoid frequent in-between meal snacking.

Remember, although twice a year dental checkups are encouraged for all children, Illinois law requires schoolchildren entering Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grades to have a dental exam as a part of their health records. Don’t put off required appointments — beat the back to school rush and schedule your entire family’s dental checkups today.  Simply call us at (847)740-0219 or visit www.StreamwoodFamilyDentistry.com to schedule your appointment directly from our website.

At Streamwood Family Dentistry, we are celebrating the start of the new school year with a special back-to school promotion for new patients.  For only $49, you can bring your kids to our convenient location for their school exam and cleaning.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you and your family very soon.  In meantime, keep smiling 😊

-Your friendly dental team @ Streamwood Family Dentistry