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August is a time when parents and children make sure they check off their readiness list for heading back to school.  Besides a backpack of supplies and booster shots think about

the importance of a dental check up to help fight the most common chronic school-age disease, cavities. 

Prevention and early detection

can help avoid pain, trouble eating, difficulty speaking and school absences. 

Planning ahead is important so think about making that back to school appointment in the spring to avoid the rush. 

Parents can help their children get a “cavity-free” check up, by encouraging children to brush 2xday for 2 minutes and floss once a day. 

There are appropriate Dental Habits for each age.  Check out to find what is best for your child’s age.

Remember when scheduling your child’s dental appointment that timing is everything.  Pick an appointment time that fits your child’s schedule and helps them experience a successful check-up.

Remember to leave your own anxiety at the door.  Role model a healthy attitude towards the professional who will be taking care of their teeth. 

If your child falls apart, keep your cool.  Work with the dental team to help your child get through this situation in a positive manner.

All this adds up to a life long, positive attitude towards your child’s ORAL HEALTH


Northern Michigan

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.

Your Oral Health Home

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are the only internationally recognized dental specialists who after completing dental school, are surgically trained in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and also spend time in otolaryngology, plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas.

Northern Michigan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specializes in:

We are on staff at McLaren Northern Michigan Regional Hospital as well as Charlevoix Area Hospital and can provide inpatient services to hospitalized patients. 

Northern Michigan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is pleased to have you as a visitor on our website.

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