View it in your browser AUGUST Newsletter 2017
 
Back-to-school Means Back-to-the-dentist!
Is your kid’s smile back-to-school ready? If you haven’t scheduled that check-up, beat the rush. You’ll be getting your child off to a great start for the school year.
  • Routine exams are key to preventing the most common chronic childhood disease: cavities.
  • A healthy mouth promotes academic success. Dental disease was responsible for more than 51 million missed school hours last year.
  • Promote well-being. A child who is happy about his or her smile is generally more confident and has an active social life. Oral health problems also contribute to speech impediments, such as lisps, which can adversely impact your child’s self-esteem.
Mind the time of day that you schedule your child’s visit. Don’t book during his or her regular naptime or right after a long or busy day, such as following day camp.

Scheduling children’s appointments back-to-back may be a good idea, because the child who’s most positive about dental visits can serve as a “role model” for his or her sibling. Let us lead the conversation if you’re not sure how to calm your little one’s nerves. We’re here for the whole family.
Preparing Your Child
Parents can find assistance in preparing their children for their first dental visit in books like Barney Visits the Dentist, Dora the Explorer-Show Me Your Smile and others.

Early care in the dental office is important for several reasons. Ideally, these first visits will revolve around the prevention of cavities and oral infection. Using comfortable methods such as our intraoral camera, digital x-rays, and laser cavity finder, our team works diligently to make visits positive for young children.
Patient Reviews

Brandi D - May 23 2017
"My daughter has high anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist but the staff here are always so kind and patient with her. I will never take her anywhere else."
 
      
2470 Daniells Bridge Rd, Bldg 200, Ste 271, Athens, GA 30606
Phone:(706) 956-4004
Website: www.athensgeneraldentist.com
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