Do Your Kids Need A Back To School Visit?

Getting your children ready to head back to school can be stressful. You have to pick up supplies, grab new clothes, and make sure they have everything else they need. However, we urge you not to forget about their smiles! Finding time to see the dentist in the school year can often be difficult, which makes a back to school checkup and cleaning for kids in Gary, IN, so important.

Checkups and Cleanings

Everyone needs to have an exam and cleaning once every six months. The checkup allows us to take a look at the teeth, gums, jaw, and oral tissues for signs of trouble, such as cavities, gingivitis, or misalignment. We can then take steps to address these issues before they grow more severe. During the same visit, we will provide a cleaning to remove all plaque buildup from the teeth. Plaque is a bacterial byproduct, one that can lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and gingivitis. Removing plaque also helps freshen the breath and brighten teeth!

Fluoride Rinses and Dental Sealants

To help prevent tooth decay, we may also provide a special rinse containing fluoride. A naturally-occurring mineral, fluoride helps strengthen the outer enamel against erosion and harmful bacteria. We can also place a special coating over the rear teeth, which are often hard for kids to reach when they brush and floss. The sealants prevent food from becoming stuck between the teeth, reducing the risk of cavities.

Orthodontics and Fillings

If we discover a cavity, we can often treat the problem in one visit with a metal-free composite resin. We can also discuss orthodontic treatment to help correct misalignment. If you have any questions about our preventive and restorative treatments for children, then contact our team today.

Ready to See Us?

Our team is ready to help your family get ready to go back to school with a healthier smile. To schedule an appointment with your dentist, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.