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Get Your Family’s Check-Ups Scheduled While School’s Out for the Summer

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Summertime is when many of us are planning our family’s vacation and other fun activities while everybody has a more flexible schedule. However, another important thing to add to the calendar is family dental check-ups. This is the perfect time of year to get everybody a thorough cleaning and make sure teeth and gums are healthy. You don’t have to worry about missing important school activities, and your little one will start the year with good oral health. 

Why Choose a Summertime Family Check-Up?

Not only will your child not have to miss school, but there’s even more reason to schedule a dental exam during the summer months. For instance, if a family member needs additional dental work, you’ll have more available downtime to get it done. You’ll have more flexibility in scheduling, and even if the adults are the ones that need the procedure, you won’t have to worry about following a strict school schedule for your kiddos as you recover. 

Not to mention, the weather in the summertime is much milder than the rest of the year. You won’t have to worry about shoveling snow out of the driveway or heating up your car first. Simply hop in and drive your dentist’s office. It’s that simple!

Plus, many people forget about the dentist because they are busy doing other things this time of year. That means that there are likely more appointments available and a less crowded waiting room. Take advantage of this convenient time of year. 

Added Protection Against Sugar

Let’s face it, during the summer months, many people allow their children to consume more sugar. And if truth be told, adults are probably eating more sugar as well. Sugar can be found in popular fruit drinks, popsicles, and ice cream treats that many kids enjoy when it’s hot outside, and it’s only natural that adults will partake in the snacking as well. 

Scheduling in a dental check-up will help protect you and your child’s teeth against the additional sugar intake. Not only will the thorough cleaning provide a layer of protection, but a friendly reminder from your dentist may help the kids remember that their oral health is still a priority. Plus, dental sealants could help protect the nooks and crannies of growing teeth and thorough cleaning for adults could help ward off cavities and gum disease that can be brought on by excessive sugar exposure. 

It’s not that you can’t indulge a bit more this time of year, but you should make sure that you’re keeping a watchful eye on your oral health, too. A good cleaning now could save you a lot of money in dental care in the future! 

little girl brushingPreparing for Back to School 

A family check-up not only helps keep your children’s teeth healthy, but it can also work to prepare for back to school. Going to the dentist could be the first step in school prep, which will help your child move through the transition of summer into the new school year. Kids generally do better with change if they can work through each process step-by-step. Going for a dental check-up could be one of the first steps in preparing for going back to school and ease toward winding down the final days of summer vacation. 

Other Lesser-Known Perks of Summer Dental Exams

With all of this in mind, there are a few other perks to going to see your dentist in the summer. For instance, the dog days of summer are often hot and long. You can kick back, relax, and cool off in your dentist’s chair! While it may not be exactly the same as having your feet in the sand, it will give you peace of mind that your teeth will be squeaky clean when you leave. And a moment of peace is a moment of peace even if it’s occurring in a dentist’s office!

Another advantage you may not think about is the sense of accomplishment going to a dental exam can bring for you and your family. Consider the laundry list of chores you have to complete this summer. Adding a dental check-up to the list can easily be checked off! Knowing that each and every person in your family has a healthy smile will give you a sense of accomplishment that you deserve. Don’t put it offer for another day when you can easily get it taken care of right now. You’ll thank yourself later. 

At Lockhart Dentistry, we understand that our patient’s time is their most precious commodity. Call our offices today to schedule your families check-up while school is still out for the summer. You can reach us at (317) 849-9715. We look forward to hearing from you!  



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