If you have young people going off to college for the first time this fall, one thing you may not have thought about is their dental care. While many colleges and universities offer campus medical services, fewer provide dental services.
That means your college student will need either find a new dentist in the city where their school is located or schedule their dental appointments during their breaks.
It’s usually up to the parents to find out about their student’s break schedule. Young people aren’t very good at paying attention to things like that. So if you ask them when their fall break or holiday vacation is, you are more likely to get blank stares than a definitive answer.
Calling your student’s school is usually all that’s required to get definitive dates for upcoming break dates. Once you have that information, you can call McCosh Family Dentistry to schedule a dental appointment for cleaning and inspection.
Quality Dental Care
Young people’s college years are often the time when good dental care becomes a lower priority. If they are away from home for the first time surrounded by other young people their own age, there are a lot of other distractions that may prevent them from brushing, flossing, and rinsing on a regular basis.
When they are at home under your care, parents can make sure they are following good dental habits. But on their own, there’s no way to tell.
Scheduling a checking and cleaning during their upcoming breaks is a good way to ensure your college student’s teeth remain healthy and strong. We can also reinforce the importance of daily dental care and remind them of what to do.
College is a time of discovery and adventure. It’s often up to mom and dad to keep their college student on track with high quality dental care.