After a fun summer break of staying up late and eating plenty of junk food, it’s the perfect time to get caught up on routine medical and health appointments to ensure that your children’s health is in tip-top shape so they can have a successful and smooth school year.
By making appointments all in the same time range, it will be easy to remember when to schedule the next appointments in the future and ensure they excel academically.
Each person has different levels of sensitivity with their hearing, making it crucial to schedule hearing tests periodically as they develop. Hearing loss is known to occur during childhood at various degrees, contributing to a learning disability if there’s even a slight problem with their ability to hear properly. Children with hearing problems can have difficulty with learning and developing their speech.
Hearing tests are known to be a part of a birth defect, as well as be hereditary or if the child suffers from frequent ear infections.
Routine Teeth Cleaning
It’s important for teeth to be cleaned every six months by a professional to ensure that plaque is removed and cavities are prevented. It will also be a good time to examine the gums and evaluate how well each child is brushing.
Having teeth cleaned on a regular basis will also prevent gingivitis, gum disease, and receding gums for healthier teeth in early adulthood.
Physicals are important for children who often go through growth spurts or are planning on participating in sports. Get a thorough medical check-up out of the way to ensure that they’re healthy and developing properly. Pediatricians will likely evaluate their exercise, nutrition, motor skills, and even media exposure. Vaccines may be suggested, as well as blood work and urine screenings.
Many children can suffer from having vision that is below 20/20 and not even realize it, as the decline of their sight happens gradually. It can affect how well they learn in school, as well as their performance in sports.
Impaired vision can also lead to frequent headaches, fatigue, a slower pace with reading, and a lack of motivation for performing tasks that are close or far in distance. Children should have a vision test once a year and obtain a new prescription when their vision tests show new results from their last vision test.
Have a healthy bright start to the new school year!
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