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Gather up those school supplies. Get in those sports physicals and eye exams. And, of course, don’t forget that summer dental checkup!

That’s right – it’s August and the back-to-school season is here.

We know that like any good parent, you want your child to look and feel great this upcoming school year. A vibrant healthy smile can elevate their confidence and help to protect them against sudden toothaches that can be very distracting in class.

It is important that you don’t let the summer slip by with a back-to-school dental checkup because the year is about to get extremely hectic! From your own busy work schedule to the kids’ after-school activities, it can be a hassle to make time for a trip to the dentist.

Our McAllen and La Feria family dentists at WhiteWing Dental are ready to help you schedule an appointment now. It is our mission to provide you with all your family dental needs.

Our Dental Services

Cavities are a serious and extremely prevalent health complication among school-aged children. During the summer, oral hygiene routines can become less strict and the amount of sweets consumed much higher. Your child may not currently be expressing symptoms of cavities but that does not mean they aren’t there!

In order to meet the unique needs of every patient we offer a wide range of services including:

And more!

Our focus as your family dentists at Whitewing Dental is to repair oral complications and equip you and your child with the knowledge to care for and prevent cavities, protect against weakened enamel, and help you avoid oral gum disease.

Your child’s back-to-school dental checkup will include:

  • A review of your child’s dental and medical history
  • An examination of their teeth and jaws to check for existing complications
  • A routine dental cleaning followed by fluoride solution
  • An assessment of additional dental care treatments to fix any issues

In addition to the care we provide at WhiteWing Dental, we want to make sure you and your child are aware of the steps you can take at home to achieve your best smile.

Oral Hygiene Tips 101

Keeping the mouth clean and healthy requires a strict oral hygiene routine on a daily basis. The following simple but important steps can truly make the difference between a mouth full of pearly whites or a mouth full of cavities:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Rinse with antiseptic wash and floss to get rid of food particles.
  • Make better food choices. Pick fruits and veggies over junk foods.
  • Drink plenty of water and eliminate acidic or sugary beverages.

Taking care of your teeth on a daily basis can help you maintain that super soaring confidence with a vibrant smile. It will also make your dental visits a breeze, plus you and your children won’t have to worry about pesky cavities and toothaches.

Contact our McAllen dentists today at (956) 686-5577 to schedule a back-to-school dental checkup now to avoid the hectic school year mania.

Our family dentists at WhiteWing Dental encourage you to be proactive with your child’s health. A checkup will ensure that your child starts the year off with optimal dental health and has confidence all year long.