FAQs: When Your Kid Heads Off For College Living!

When your but-he-was-just-starting-kindergarten child heads off to college, it is a huge moment for everyone! Of course, there’s packing, class schedules, payments, orientation, and so many things to consider. As a result, you might find yourself at home, thinking about your son or daughter, suddenly wondering to yourself exactly how you’re going to approach your college kid’s oral health now that you’re sort of in the picture but not overseeing every last detail. Not to worry. Our FAQs will fill in the missing details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What should I do about my child’s preventive dental visits that I usually schedule? Should I just cross my fingers and hope she takes care of the professional aspect of her oral health?

Answer: Generally speaking, we usually advise parents to go ahead and keep up with preventive visits. Your son or daughter has probably not begun thinking about this yet. Schedule them for summer break, winter holiday time, etc., when your child will be home for an extended period of time.

Question: Will you talk with my child about oral health in college?

Answer: Of course! Give us a heads up and we will be more than happy to go over the essential details regarding how to protect one’s smile during the college years. We are always glad to suggest achievable tips.

Question: How will I know when it’s time for wisdom teeth removal if it’s even necessary at all?

Answer: During visits, we will thoroughly examine your child’s oral health. If wisdom teeth present a problem, we will let you know to start thinking about removal.

Ask Us For Help With Your Child’s Smile!

Even when your kids become adults, if you’re still the one in charge of their dental care, then you will still have questions! Always feel free to ask. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.