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Get Dental Cleanings to Prepare for School

  • August 15, 2021

Imagine it’s a month from today. You get a phone call from your child’s school. Your child is in the nurse’s office. She tells you that your kid has been complaining of a toothache. After looking at your child’s teeth, she recommends that you contact your family dentist.

As a parent, you want your children to be as healthy as they can be. We all know that cavities happen. Still, you want to avoid them as much as possible, along with the toothaches and infections that can come with untreated tooth decay.

This is a good reminder to schedule a dental cleaning and exam as part of your back-to-school preparations. Family dentistry is an important part of what we do at Total Dental Care of South Carolina. Let us help your loved ones enjoy a healthy school year.

Call 803-272-4162 today to make your appointment at our Columbia, SC dental office.

Oral Health & Education

A recent study in North Carolina found that children were three times more likely to miss school if they experienced dental pain. Another study of California high school students found that teens who reported dental pain were four times more likely to have lower grades than their peers.

We know all too well that tooth decay is incredibly common. By age 11, more than half of children in the United States will have at least one cavity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports that 13 percent of kids between 12 and 19 years old have untreated cavities.

By encouraging and supporting your children’s good dental care habits, you are making it less likely that they will miss class time or be unable to focus due to oral pain or problems.

Be Proactive About Preventive Care

Your best bet to begin the 2020-21 school year with healthy smiles is to schedule regular visits to see Dr. Forbes and the rest of our dental professionals.

Our care is a necessary complement to your family’s daily oral care routine. If you have kids, you want them to brush their teeth twice daily and floss their teeth every day. If you have kids, you also know they don’t always do things as well as they should (if they do them at all).

By coming to us for professional cleanings, we can remove any plaque and tartar buildup on your children’s teeth. In most cases, these regular cleanings can prevent cavities from forming. You also can rest assured that we will conduct a thorough examination of your family’s teeth during your checkups. If we find a problem, we will let you know so you can treat it in the early stages before it develops into a more serious issue.

During your appointment, you can take advantage of some other services as well. Dental sealants create a protective barrier between your loved ones’ teeth and harmful bacteria. Fluoride helps to strengthen teeth, making them more able to resist tooth decay. 

Contact Us Today

Don’t wait any longer to schedule your back-to-schedule dental cleaning in Columbia, SC. To request an appointment at Total Dental Care of South Carolina, call 803-272-4162 or request an appointment online today. 


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