Summer, Swimming, and Booking Your Child’s Dental Visit

Summer, Swimming, and Booking Your Child’s Dental Visit

Our schedules fill up fast in the summer. No school means kids can attend appointments for dental treatment done without missing time at school. That’s a big deal for kids and parents! Book your appointments now to get ahead of the rush!

In addition to the simple convenience of attending appointments without getting children from school, your child’s dental health can benefit quite a bit from that twice-a-year visit to the dentist during the summer. Here’s why:

Cleanings needed for swimmers

Pool water has chemical additives, including chlorine, that can leave deposits on your kids’ pearly whites. If you notice brown stains, or if your child spends six or more hours a week at the pool, you may want to schedule a cleaning. “Swimmers’ calculus” is common among swimmers, and dental professionals can remove this difficult stain where normal brushing can’t.

Mouthguards for summer sports

Soccer, baseball, football and playing in the sun — these are healthy activities, but there’s the danger of accidents from contact. Consult your dentist for fitted mouthguards that do the job of protecting your child’s teeth. We can recommend products with the ADA seal or even custom make mouthguards for very serious athletes.

And, you can refer to our helpful guide on our blog on how to best deal with a knocked out tooth, just in case!

We’ll see you soon! And have a great summer!

About Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan, the offices of Drs. Plunkett, Ralstrom, Makowski, Thanasas, Ker, and Associates

Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan have specialized in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics since 1968. Our family-friendly and newly renovated office gives patients and families a more comfortable and consistent experience with dentistry from the very beginning. Our pediatric dentists treat children from newborn to 18 years of age while our orthodontists provide care for both children and adults and are proud to be Premier Providers of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen services. The ability to treat all patients with compassion and individuality, including those that may have special needs reaches beyond our facility, which has treatment rooms available for children who require additional privacy and customized care options.  We pioneered valued hospital affiliations to allow dental services to be performed at DMC Children’s Hospital and St. John Macomb Hospital, when appropriate or necessary, and our specialists are also proud to be on staff at Henry Ford and Beaumont hospitals.

39400 Garfield Rd., Suite 200
Clinton Township, MI
Phone: 586-286-0700
Fax: 586-286-5932