It's that time of year again—time to stock up on school supplies, prepare lunches, and get your kids back into a routine. But before you do any of that, it's important to make sure your child is up-to-date on their health screenings. Here are
three screenings every parent should know about before sending their kids back to school.
#1 Well child checkups - Feel good, do good.
To ensure that your children have the best chance at success in school, it’s important they stay healthy. Routine checkups allow your pediatrician to have a better understanding of your child’s development over time. Your pediatrician will examine your child through various examinations, including weight, height, and blood pressure to determine if any problems are present.
During this visit, your pediatrician will also check to see if your child’s vaccines are up to date. They may recommend
additional vaccines like MenB or HPV.
Well-child checkups are also the perfect time to address any concerns or questions you may have.
2 Vision screenings - an essential step for back-to-school success.
Vision health can easily go unnoticed because children may not know any different. However, vision problems can impact students’ performance in school.
Healthy eyes help students learn better. So, keep your child's vision healthy by booking an annual exam and stay prepared for any changes that may arise!
#3 Dental exams - send your child back to school with a happy healthy smile.
As the school year begins, it is important to schedule a dental checkup for your children. A healthy smile gives students confidence going into the school year. Tooth aches can be distracting in the classroom, but dental checkups identify any problems
and prevent pesky cavities.
Variety Care offers full service dental care, so whether your child needs braces or just needs
routine cleanings, we are here to help.
The back-to school season can be a stressful time for parents. Get ahead of the game with an appointment at Variety Care!