A recent CBS online article highlighted 8 tips for a healthy transition back to school. One of the tips was to get a dental check-up. "According to the CDC, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children and results in a staggering number of missed school days. Good oral hygiene is an important part a child's overall health." For most children we recommend 2 check-ups per year at our office. August is a great time to make an appointment for a check-up before the busy school year starts up again. In addition, keep in mind we make custom mouthguards for athletic use.