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Did you Know? Your Child’s Oral Health Could Affect their Grades!

October 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drheim @ 5:25 pm
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As a parent, you and your children are all busy. Amid all the chaos, it can be pretty difficult to find time to get your child to the dentist’s office for routine care.

However, teeth factor heavily in every part of our lives, and not taking care of them can produce serious negative results for your family. For example, did you know that children with poor oral health can see their grades start to suffer as a result? If you want to learn more about that, here’s some information about the link between dental health and academic performance.

Studying… Studying…

A study conducted by the American Journal of Public Health was interested in measuring how much children’s teeth factored into their performance at school. The study found that students who had chronic oral health problems saw their grades suffer as a result.

Such students were found to be three times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. The same study controlled for the reason why students were pulled out of school and found that only those appointments that resulted from pain, like a toothache, resulted in poor academic performance.

How to Keep Your Child’s Smile Shining and their Grades High

If you want your child to be able to focus at school, you can help them prevent oral health problems before they set in. One way to do that is to schedule them regular, biannual appointments with their dentist. A professional will be able to clean in places your child can’t reach with brushing alone and can check them for any outstanding oral health problems.

Then, of course, just make sure that your child is brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Do that, and you’ll never have to worry about pulling them out of school for an emergency appointment.

About Our Practice

At the office of Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll, we have exactly one mission in mind: providing excellent dental care to our patients in a friendly, welcoming environment. We ensure that you won’t feel rushed at your appointment and that your treatment plan will be personalized specifically to you. That means you’ll be comfortable, and that you’ll receive much better care than you could with a one-size-fits-all approach to oral healthcare.

If you have any questions about how good oral health can affect your child’s academic success, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (860) 633-2031.

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