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Oral Health and School Performance

Posted by LITTLE BYTES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY on Aug 28 2017, 02:38 AM

Your little one’s good oral health means more than just enjoying dinner time without fighting through the pain and suffering of cavities; good oral health means living a healthy daily life, being able to perform regular tasks efficiently, and excelling throughout regular activities, like school, sports, and play!

Did you know that cavities are the number one chronic pediatric condition? Poor oral health can quickly and painfully interrupt your child’s everyday life, and that everyday life is often a full day of school! Children who suffer from cavities or gum pain due to poor oral health can consequently suffer from anxiety, fatigue, and irritability- disrupting not only their home life and their sleeping schedules, but also their school days and school performance. If your child is in pain, he or she is much less likely to be focused on the task at hand, resulting in poor academic performance, and a loss of both grade points and of self-esteem as your child falls behind peers due to his or her suffering.

It’s important to remember that visiting Dr. Haghpanah regularly for pediatric oral exams are an important part of keeping your child’s teeth cavity free! Consider the amount of school they could miss, and the amount of work they could fall behind, if their oral health isn’t regulated and they need to have dental extractions or oral surgery.

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