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Back to School With Your Rivertown Dentist

added on: August 3, 2021
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From new backpacks and notebooks to pretty pens and pencils, it’s the time of year when the kids are finally heading back to the classroom. While every parent has their own list of back-to-school supplies that their child needs to start the school year, don’t forget a visit with us at My Rivertown Dentist. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Ashley Lee, we have some of the area’s most advanced technology and treatments, all designed to bring comfortable dentistry to you and your family. 

Poor Oral Health Can Lead to Lower Grades

There’s a well-known study from the American Journal of Public Health Dentistry that concluded children with poor oral health status were more like to:

  • Experience dental pain
  • Miss out on school functions
  • Perform poorly in class

These are just some of the reasons why we encourage parents like you to bring your children to My Rivertown Dentist before the new school year begins. Together, we can give them a good foundation for oral and overall health and enhance their educational experience.

Sleeping Issues, ADHD, and Why Your Dentist Cares

Other health issues can also affect how your child performs in school. We always look out for breathing issues in children. Why? Because so many kids we treat have often been diagnosed with ADHD and are taking powerful medications to alleviate the unwanted symptoms that can make schooling more challenging for any child. However, these issues or symptoms that look like ADHD could be caused by a sleep-related breathing disorder or (SRBD) or more commonly known as sleep apnea.

As a mother, Dr. Lee has struggled with her own kiddo’s sleep apnea issues, including multiple doctor visits. As a dentist, she realized she has the power to help break this cycle of misunderstanding or even misdiagnosing so that more kids can:

– Breath easier

– Sleep better

– Live happier

Get Your Little One Scheduled and Checked Out

Beyond their checkup and cleaning, we take pediatric dentistry one step further. Through Dr. Lee’s partnership with Vivos Therapeutics, you can get a comprehensive examination and consultation designed to detect any issues with a child’s airway, such as airway development, swallowing patterns, and breathing that could be linked to SRDB or sleep apnea. Based on this and expert research and findings from The Institute for Craniofacial Medicine, we can see beyond routine smile care for your child and possibly change their lives for the better using special oral appliances created by Vivos designed to help guide jaw development. This movement ultimately creates a wider airway and can keep your kiddo sleep apnea free for — LIFE! Under the expert guidance of Dr. Lee, we can ensure your family is healthy and ready to take on the challenges of yet another school year.

Please schedule your appointment at our Rivertown dental office today. We’re ready when you are!