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Were you aware that every year school age children miss more than 51 million hours of school? Can you guess why they miss so many hours of vital schooling? The culprit, in this case, is a dental disease! And believe it or not, cavities are the most common chronic disease in children of school age.

If your little one (or teen) hasn’t yet had their back-to-school dental check-up, please don’t let them miss out. Bring them in to get them prepared for a stellar school year. In addition to dental cleanings and checkups to spot dental issues early, you will want to help your child maintain good oral health habits all year round.

While thorough dental cleanings and exams give us the opportunity to remove harmful plaque and tartar from your child’s smile, we also polish their teeth so they look their best for their school pictures (not to mention the upcoming holiday season). Our dentists, Dr. Jeremy Dull and Dr. Amy Karpenko, will also check for signs of other dental problems, including tooth decay and gum disease. Spotting dental problems early allows your child to avoid potential dental pain and more invasive intervention down the road.

Our team also examines your child’s molars to see if they may benefit from having dental sealants applied to their chewing surfaces. Dental sealants are thin coatings we paint onto the molars to create an invisible barrier against cavities. In between visits, we may also suggest using a fluoride toothpaste to protect tooth enamel.

Our experienced team in Monroe, Michigan, is more than happy to provide your child with the quality dental care they deserve for a successful school year. We encourage you to call 734-241-6550 any time to schedule a visit at Monroe Family Dentistry. Dr. Jeremy Dull and Dr. Amy Karpenko, along with the rest of our staff, look forward to providing your family with the best oral care!