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TOOTH DECAY IS THE #1 CHRONIC DISEASE IN CHILDREN. It’s estimated that 40% of children have some form of tooth decay before they even reach kindergarten. Alarming, isn’t it? But SO much of the problem is preventable through routine hygiene appointments.

Add Dental Checkups To Your Back-To-School Checklist

Don’t wait until there’s a problem—even if your child isn’t complaining about discomfort. Tooth pain doesn’t usually exist until decay reaches the tooth’s pulp. At that point, it’s probably advanced and may require more extensive treatment. Good preventive treatment happens BEFORE there’s pain.

Help Set Your Child’s Great Oral Health Habits Now!

When you take an active role in your child’s oral health, you do a lot more than care for his or her teeth. You help your child develop habits that will positively shape overall health for life.

Here’s what the ADA had to say about it:

“The next time you schedule your child’s back to school check-up, be sure to include a visit to your dentist. Tooth decay is an infectious disease and over half of school children, ages 5 through 9, have at least one cavity and dental related illnesses, account for a loss of 52 million school hours each year. Find out the effects of tooth decay in children and be sure to schedule regular visits to your dentist.

Our team here at Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah would love to see your entire family! To schedule your child’s back-to-school examination, call (801) 658-0102 now to request an appointment.

Have a great school year!

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