It’s that time of year again – the kids are heading back to school and it’s time to get them ready for another year of learning. Part of getting them ready should include a visit to the dentist for a routine checkup.

Why is this important? Well, good oral health is essential for overall health and well-being. It’s been linked to everything from better cognitive function to lower rates of heart disease.

Plus, with the start of a new school year comes lots of opportunities for sugar-filled snacks and drinks. all that sugar can lead to cavities, so it’s important to make sure your child’s teeth are healthy and strong.

A back-to-school dental checkup is a great way to ensure that your child’s teeth are healthy and that they’re on track for a successful school year.

Potentially a checkup before school starts could also save you a lot of money down the road. Dental problems that are caught early on are often much cheaper to fix than those that are allowed to progress.

So don’t wait – make sure your child’s teeth are ready for the new school year with a back-to-school dental checkup.