Dental Check-Ups A Good Idea For Back-To-School

Photo courtesy Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates

By Dr. Elisa Velazquez
Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates

 OCEAN COUNTY – Did you miss your child’s dental check-up due to COVID? There is uncertainty over what the 2020-21 school year will look like, but add a dental checkup to the back-to-school checklist to keep your children’s smiles healthy.

  We want to remind you to schedule your child’s dental check up to ensure your child’s overall dental and orthodontic health. September and October are great months for dental visits and starting the school year off with healthy habits and routines.

  Dental problems and pain may put your child at a disadvantage with learning. Studies have shown that kids with dental problems and cavities may be more prone to missed school days, lack of concentration due to discomfort or dental infection, and a decrease in school grades.

Photo courtesy Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates

  Although dental cavities are largely preventable, they remain the most common chronic disease of children aged 6 to 11 years and adolescents aged 12 to 19 years. Tooth decay is four times more common than asthma according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Schedule a dental visit and learn more about dental hygiene tips, fluoride treatments and the placement of sealants to help keep your child cavity free.

  A healthy smile is connected to a healthy child and a successful student!

  Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates has offices in Toms River, Manahawkin and Cream Ridge. For more information, visit