Dental Problems & Their Impact On Your Child’s Education

Dental Problems & Their Impact On Your Child’s Education

According to a study done at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, dental problems, tooth pain and poor oral hygiene can greatly influence your child’s schoolwork – and not in a good way!

Below are a few highlights from the study:

  • Kids with tooth pain were up to four times more likely to have a lower GPA (less than 2.8) when compared to children with no dental issues.
  • Elementary school children missed around 6 days of school a year due to dentist appointments and dental emergencies and high school kids missed almost 3 days a year for the same reason.
  • Around 11% of kids with limited access to dental care reported missing school because of their dental health, as opposed to only 4% of children with dental insurance and easier access to care.

How To Prevent Your Child From Becoming A Statistic

Here at Longmont Dental & Orthodontics, we find this information to be quite troubling. This is why we recommend bringing your child to our office to receive a back-to-school dental cleaning and exam.

Receiving an exam before school starts will allow us to catch any problems early on and make sure these problems are resolved before school starts, preventing your child from missing school. In addition, starting the year off with a bright, clean smile will boost your child’s confidence on the first day of school!

To schedule an appointment with our office, please call or visit Longmont Dental & Orthodontics today! We are located in Longmont, CO.

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