Posts Tagged 'back to school'

Protect your teeth

Fall sports season is here and there are so many reasons for your child to wear a  mouth guard.  If your child plays a contact sport such as football, softball, baseball or soccer, please don’t forget the importance of a mouth guard.  Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.  They typically cover the upper teeth ...

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A checklist for the new school year

Preparations for the new school year are under way.  The perfect new clothes, school supplies and sports equipment are ready.  Is your child’s mouth ready for another academic year?

The back-to-school checklist for every child should include the following:

  • A regular dental checkup and exam.  Dental problems are difficult to identify, particularly in their early stages.  Major dental problems that appear during the school year often lead to missing valuable school time.
  • Establishment of good oral hygiene routines.  Brush twice daily with a ...
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Back to school checkup

For hundreds of thousands of children across Massachusetts, the end of summer marks the beginning of another school year. This often means a trip to the pediatrician or family doctor for a physical exam. Sadly, however, one part of the body that is still being overlooked is right under our noses—the mouth, which, upon closer examination, reveals that the state of oral health among thousands of Massachusetts children is not making the grade. Dental decay is the single most prevalent ...

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