Back to School Dental Health Maintenance

Back to School Dental Health Maintenance

Posted September 1, 2014 by Wager-Evans Dental

Though your kids may not have started back to school yet, many children across America have been at it for a couple of weeks already. School seems to make schedules a bit less loose, which can be a good thing after a lackadaisical summer. Do you have a semi-annual dental checkup on the calendar for your children? Reno dentistsDr. Wager and Dr. Evans are available to evaluate your little one’s dental health and development, and make sure their pearly whites remain clean and healthy.

Dental Checkups

Children age four and older should visit the dentist for a complete dental checkup and cleaning twice a year (every six months). At this appointment, our kid-friendly dental team will help your children learn important techniques for effective brushing and flossing. We are happy to discuss healthy eating, alternatives to sports and energy drinks, and whether or not braces might be needed. Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will evaluate x-rays to identify development concerns or cavities below the gumline and between teeth. After a checkup, if periodonatal disease and tooth decay are ruled out, your child will undergo a cleaning with one of our hygienists. This will involve removing built up plaque and tartar from the surfaces of teeth. A professional cleaning will reduce the risk for future cavities and gingivitis. The dental hygienist can recommend dental products which are best suited for your child, as well.

Customized Athletic Mouthguards

Athletes of all ages and across all sports should wear a mouthguard during practice and at games. Studies show, mouthguards protect teeth from injury and can even reduce the risk for concussions. Most people know that a mouthguard is important for contact sports such as hockey, football, and rugby. However, few understand that gymnasts, cyclists, and even weightlifters should consider wearing a mouthguard. Accidents happen when you least expect them, so protect your child’s dental health with a comfortable, custom-fitted mouthguard.

Visit your Reno Dentists

For more information on children’s dentistry, or to schedule checkups and cleanings for the smiles you love most, call Wager Evans Dental today at 775-829-7700. Our Reno dentist office serves families in and around the 89502 area.