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Back to School and Back to the Dentist

Dentist examining little boy's teeth in clinic

Back to school isn’t just about shopping or the physical at your kids’ primary care physician’s office. It’s also an excellent time to schedule dental check-ups for your kids if you haven’t already.

Here in Illinois, the State Board of Education requires all students in kindergarten and second, sixth and ninth grades to have an oral health exam.

Dental Check-Ups for Kids Who Still Have Baby Teeth

A meme about dental x-raysJust because theyre going to fall out eventually doesnt mean we don’t care for our baby teeth.

Teaching children healthy habits when theyre young will last them a lifetime. Teaching them how to brush and floss their teeth, even their baby teeth, will ensure they have the proper hygiene when their adult teeth come in.

According to the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, “The sooner children begin getting regular dental check-ups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives.”

Regular check-ups are beneficial to your child because they:

  • Prevent cavities that cause your child pain
  • Ensure your child has healthy teeth which means they chew food better
  • Help ensure their adult teeth come in properly just by monitoring the development of their baby teeth

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in children but it’s also preventable.

Teens and Dental Check-Ups

Teenagers tend to care quite a bit about their looks, so you can use this to your advantage if your teen isn’t excited about taking time out of their busy schedule for their next dental exam. Let them know how important good hygiene is; otherwise, they could have teeth stains, bad breath, missing teeth, or other dental issues.

Your kids should brush their teeth twice daily for about two minutes each time. Then, make sure they’re flossing at least once a day. If they skip the flossing, it could cause their teeth to be yellow as tartar builds up.

Talk to Your Kids About Sugar

Medical professionals from all fields agree that kids (and adults!) should limit their sugar intake. Too much sugar can cause cavities.

For the younger kids, consider watering down any juices you may give them. And for kids of all ages, consider keeping your house stocked with sugar-free snacks. Of course, there will always be special occasions where sugar is a part of the festivities, such as Halloween or the Holiday season. So this is a good time to talk to your kids about moderation. Yes, you’ll indulge, but do so mindfully. And brush your teeth afterward!

Be a Role Model

Now, let’s talk about you! When was the last time you had your teeth cleaned? Kids learn quite a bit from their parents. Show them how good oral hygiene is a must, not just when they’re young, and make sure to schedule yourself a dental visit if you haven’t done so already.

To schedule your next visit, complete our contact form or call our office at 815-886-0875.




Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.