Backpack? Check. Notebooks? Check. Pencils and pens. Check.

What is missing? A visit to the dentist!

Improving your child’s oral health also improves their performance at school. According to Delta Dental’s 2015 Children’s Oral Health Survey, a third of all school children are absent because of oral health problems at some point during the school year. Start the year off right with a dental cleaning and exam! Austin Family Dentistry’s very own Dr. Simona Ivan is here with a few helpful tips for getting your kiddo’s smile ready. She also reviews our helpful checklist for overall children’s dental care, just in time for the new school year!

Your child may have the latest clothes, the best school supplies, and all of the sports equipment they need, but does your child have a healthy mouth for the new school year? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), a dental exam is just as important as immunizations. Tooth decay can affect children more than any other chronic or infectious disease, which can lead to missing school, lots of pain, and also trouble eating or speaking.

Looking for a friendly, professional dentist in Little Rock, AR? Our family dental practice is proud to offer total dental care for the whole family, including kids’ dental care, sedation dentistry, family orthodontics, and general family dental care. Schedule with us today to get started!