Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to change many aspects of our daily lives to protect our families and community’s health. These include staying home, deciding what’s essential, and avoiding crowds. Unfortunately, many Treasure Valley parents have avoided places like their Boise dentist.
At Summit Dental Group, we urge parents NOT to skip out on their child’s regular dental checkups and cleanings as we navigate the months ahead as safely as possible. Why? Dentistry is essential in preventing many oral health issues that can put your child at risk for other illnesses, even during times of uncertainty. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following reasons to maintain your child’s dental appointments during the pandemic.
Since March, many dental offices have limited their business hours and services. This means that regular dental checkups and cleaning have been postponed or canceled altogether. Was your child one of those that had their appointment changed? If so, it’s important to reschedule any missed appointments. This is especially true for children as their mouths are constantly growing and changing all the time. At Summit Dental, we’ll make sure everything is on track. If we haven’t already reached out to you to reschedule an appointment, contact us at (208) 314-2275.
Making sure your child brushes and flosses their teeth daily and visits their Boise dentist twice a year are the best ways to prevent oral health problems (like cavities) while saving money on future dental problems. Catching oral health issues early can prevent pain, infection, and the need for emergency treatments.
Establishing a regular dental routine for your child will make them feel more comfortable when they visit their Boise dentist and reduce anxiety. Furthermore, visiting the same dental office will help them stay familiar with our dental team.
Left ignored, small dental issues can grow into bigger problems, causing pain and infection that can interfere with eating and speaking. Visiting their Boise dentist regularly for preventative dental care will keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy while boosting their confidence in the process.
Skipping your child’s biannual checkups and cleanings can cost you more money in the long run. Paying for preventative dental care is much more affordable than paying for expensive dental treatments like fillings, crowns, or other procedures.
Summit Dental Group always puts the healthcare of our patients as our top priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking additional precautions so we can continue to provide the safest dental care environment as possible. We understand that these are uncertain times and that we must add these extra safety measures to protect our patients and staff. But that doesn’t mean we can’t care for your child’s teeth. In fact, when you visit us, we promise you’ll enjoy your visit with us and have a little fun while you’re here!
At Summit Dental Group, we hope that this post has provided you with plenty of reasons to maintain your child’s dental appointments during the pandemic. After all, visiting our office is nothing to fear, and you should be proud you’re taking optimal care of your little one’s oral health. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, fill out our online form or give us a call at (208) 314-2275. We look forward to seeing you!