Back To School

The end of the summer ushers in the beginning of the new school year for an estimated 56 million students this fall and Dr. Wade Kifer wants everyone to start the season off right. This month is designated as National Immunization Awareness month and healthcare providers around the country are supporting the healthy back-to-school initiative.Every year the American Dental Association and Wade Kifer, DDS join together to remind parents and caregivers to include a dental examination as part of their children’s back-to-school health routines. We are advocating that these appointments include immunizations and an all-over health check-up, as well as a dental check-up with our office.What some people are not aware of is that many issues involving overall health can be detected, monitored and treated in the mouth. Poor oral health and tooth decay can affect a child’s physical health and even bring down their performance in school. Proper nutrition, oral home care and dental examinations are the best defense against harmful bacteria and decay.Tooth decay is the most chronic disease affecting children and, unfortunately, it is not treated with immunizations or by physicians. We are reaching out to our community to create the awareness that back-to-school check-ups are essential to ensure our children are getting a healthy start to their education this year.By staying on top of the latest in preventative care and dental technology, Wade Kifer, DDS is able to provide complete evaluations and education with a proactive approach for long-lasting oral and overall health.For more information, or to schedule an evaluation, call 479-521-2002 or email kiferdental@nwafamilydentist.com