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Parents, we feel you. As the summer comes to an end, you’re scurrying to make all the last-minute appointments that need before school starts again…and it can be incredibly stressful. For many of you, that means making dental appointments for the kids. And while we wish all children were as excited to see us as we are to see them, we know this is how they really feel…



And when you look at your calendar, trying to squeeze everything in for your whole family in the final weeks leaves you right about here: 

But don’t worry! We will accommodate everyone to the best of our ability.

Here are some back-to-school tips to ensure oral hygiene success as you transition back to the school routine this fall. 


  • No matter how tired you are after staying up late for sports practice or doing homework, it’s important to brush your teeth. Plaque is the first thing to form along your gemlike if you slack on your oral health routine. This can lead to serious gum diseases, too. Smile for that school photo? Make sure you’re proud of those pearly whites.


  • In addition to gum disease, tooth decay can occur. This can cause cavities and impact the roots of the teeth. If left unaddressed, it could lead to the need for a tooth extraction.

  • If you child has braces or will be getting braces in the near future, oral hygiene is of the utmost importance. Food can easily get lodge behind brackets or wires and cause problems, so good habits need to be in place NOW. If you are interested in discussing traditional braces or Invisalign, make sure to ask at your next appointment.

If your child suffers from dental anxiety, they may think going to the dentist is like this:

However, at Dr. Ku’s we are dedicated to making their appointment both painless and quick. We are happy to work with anxious kids (and adults!) to make their experience a pleasant one. Whether that mean spending extra time with you to discuss what were doing, or exploring sedative dentistry options, we’re ready to work with you.



Let’s start this school year out on the right foot. Give us a call today to schedule your back to school appointment!

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