10 Jul The Link Between Dental Health and School Success
With continued advancement in dental technology, the amount of children with bright, healthy smiles is increasing. However, poor dental health among children and adolescents is still quite prevalent and negatively impacting their lives.
Poor dental health is linked to a number of concerns in children and adolescents including distraction and inattention during school due to dental pain, as well as absence from school due to pain or infection. Chewing and speaking abilities are also impacted, which can lead to embarrassment for the child when eating or speaking around others. Discolored or damaged teeth can also affect their self-confidence and eventually lead to depression and withdrawal issues.
The best way to keep your children’s mouths healthy is by helping them practice good dental hygiene habits, taking them to the dentist once or twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings, and incorporating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet.