Back to School? What About Back to the Dentist?

Back to School Season It’s getting to be about that time. Commercials on TV, sales going on everywhere – it’s back-to-school season, a time when kids and adults alike prepare for the upcoming start of another year of education. Despite all of this work to get ready, many kids and adults are neglecting something in the process – their teeth.

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 80.3 percent of children ages 2-17 hadn’t gone to the dentist in the past year. Adults weren’t much better, with 62 percent of adults ages 18-64 forgoing their annual visits as well.

The study also reported that from 2011-2012, 17.5 percent of children 5-19 and 27.4 percent of adults 20-44 had untreated dental caries. This means that such conditions as gum disease and other dental ailments had time to worsen and threaten their teeth – afflictions that only get worse with each passing day if left undiagnosed and managed.

If you’re past due for a visit to the dentist, stop into Genesee Dental today. On your first visit, we will give you a complete exam that includes checking your soft tissues, your teeth, your bite and other aspects to determine if there is any specific issue that needs immediate attention.

After that, we will take X-rays of your teeth to examine the hard tissues around your teeth to make sure everything is in good health. If an issue is found with anything we look at, we will work with you and your insurance to determine the best possible course of action. When your visit is complete, we will either schedule a follow-up appointment for any needed treatment or plan your next routine cleaning in a few months.

We also have new patient forms for those who are coming in for the first time. Download and complete them in advance to help streamline your visit to our office!

At Genesee Dental in Batavia, we’re committed to providing high-quality and affordable dental care. For more information on our full range of services, call us today at 585-343-1113 or schedule your appointment online now!

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