Schedule Your Children’s Checkups Today!

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Believe it or not, summer is on its way out. As the days start to get a little shorter and those hot days become a bit less unbearable, it also means that the kids will be heading back to school soon. With that, it makes now a perfect time to schedule routine checkups for both you and your children.

Setting a regular schedule with dental appointments is very important in ensuring that you have the best possible care. Today, your Cerritos, CA dentist explains why back-to-school dental visits are a fantastic idea for your family!

A New Start

Children view the start of a new school year as much more valuable than that of the calendar year. Grade level is a sign of status, and each autumn, they have climbed to a higher and brighter peak.

And with each year, that means a lot of activity all at once. You might feel that this is the time to put off things like dental appointments, but it is exactly the opposite. By scheduling during this time, it becomes part of a bigger ritual, and can minimize a child’s fears.

While you get new school supplies, and maybe require a trip to the doctor for vaccinations, keep your smile in mind. Setting firm and direct times can lead to more positive outcomes, as you are more likely to follow up on routine visits.

Save Time And Money

By receiving examinations frequently, it means that we can identify any possible problems with your oral health as close to as soon as they occur as possible. In doing this, we can save your pocketbook in the long run by avoiding procedures such as fillings or root canals. They can even help you avoid larger surgery like a bone or gum graft.

So it is vital that you maintain routine scheduled visits with your dentist. Keeping a proper home oral health routine is necessary, but the additional eyes and knowledge of your mouth can identify issues in the best way possible.

Our office utilizes an ultrasound scaler in order to ensure that you receive the deepest clean for your smile. We use this to remove tartar, or the compacted buildup of plaque on the teeth. You can only remove this in a dental office setting, so that is another reason why visits are so important.


Dr. Shawn Hofkes and the staff at Cerritos Dental Surgery are highly qualified to address complex issues, including those that require oral surgery to correct. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.