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Back-to-School Dental Visits Gainesville, GA
Children's Dentistry Gainesville, GA

As the summer nears its end and you begin to prepare for another school year, don’t forget about the dental care visits that your child may be due for. Though it’s easy to get caught up in school supplies and new shoes, these routine checkups are much more important for a positive and healthy school year.

Keeping healthy teeth does far more than allow your child to smile with confidence at school. Countless studies show that a child’s oral health can have a major impact on their physical health as well as their emotional state. Dental issues like untreated tooth decay is a leading reason why children miss school days.

Why Now?

Whether your child’s school requires a dental health report before admittance or not, now is an excellent time to check back in with your family dentist and ensure your child’s dental health is in order for the upcoming year. We all know that as soon as the year starts, our calendars fill up quickly, making it very difficult to squeeze in routine dental visits or any follow-up treatment that may be necessary. Lastly, if you have dental insurance, your plan likely covers two preventative visits per year (six months apart). Most families find that it is most convenient to schedule these appointments during the summer break and winter break so that school and sports don’t have to be missed.

What Your Child Can Expect

During a routine dental visit, we will thoroughly evaluate your child’s oral health as well as clean the teeth and gums to ward off any diseases or conditions that could be brewing. You can assure your child that the entire process is painless and non-invasive. The following action steps are typically performed during these routine checkups:

  • Visual evaluation of dental problems (bite, loose teeth, cavities, gum health)
  • X-rays (to look for issues not visible to the naked eye and check emerging adult teeth)
  • Remove plaque and tartar buildup (hardened deposits that your toothbrush can’t clean)
  • Measure gum height and gum health
  • Clean and polish the teeth (removing surface stains and smoothing the surface of teeth)
  • Fluoride and/or sealant application (if necessary)
  • Discuss need for athletic mouthguard
  • Recommend further treatment (fillings, braces, etc) if needed

Is your child quickly losing days in the summer and gearing up to return to school? Please don’t forget to schedule your dental checkup to fully equip your child for a healthy and comfortable academic year. Gainesville Dental Group proudly offers Children’s Dentistry for your family’s convenience.

The Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401
Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.