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As a parent, you’re concerned with the myriad health issues facing your children. Between chicken pox, the flu, and whatever bug is going around the school at any particular time, it’s a hard job to ensure the health of your children.

One simple thing you can do to help bolster the overall health of your children is to schedule regular family dental visits.

Why and how does this help? Let’s take a look at the reasons for regularly scheduled dental visits.

Establishes good oral health early on in life

If going to the dentist is a regular part of your child’s life from as soon as their first teeth appear, they’re much more likely to carry good oral health habits with them throughout their lives.

Oral health correlates directly to overall health

Although it may not seem like it, the health of your mouth is directly related to the rest of your body’s health. An unhealthy mouth can lead to all sorts of other health problems, including gum disease and cancer. Establishing oral health habits in your child’s lives will help them stay healthier.

Cleanings are cheaper than cavities

Although it may seem expensive to take your entire family to the dentist every six months (depending on your insurance) regular preventative cleanings are far cheaper than paying for cavities, or treatment of other tooth issues like crowns, root canals, or even implants.

If you need to schedule a visit for your family, don’t hesitate to call us today at 480-359-1473.