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Back to School Dental Checkups Elk Grove, CA
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Yes, it is that time of year when many students need to have forms filled out for school indicating they have had their annual physical and dental checkups. Even though these requirements may seem inconvenient, they are an important way of monitoring your child’s physical and oral health. As quiet as it is kept, oral health also has a lot to do with general health and well-being.

Healthy Smiles for a Better School Experience

Your child’s oral health can mean a better school experience. A bright, healthy smile can help your child feel more positive and self-confident. Researchers have found that oral aesthetics can significantly impact a child’s quality of life. Unfortunately, dental anomalies such as crooked teeth or teeth damaged by decay increase the child’s chances of being bullied. When dental treatment corrected these issues, there was an increase in self-esteem, self-confidence, socialization and academic performance. Annual dental checkups can help eliminate issues before they develop.

Preventive Care

Your child may need help with proper and effective oral hygiene to ward off cavities. Brushing and flossing should be done correctly to prevent plaque buildup and dental decay. When permanent molars first erupt, they have deep fissures and grooves, which can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that cause cavities. Talk to your dentist about dental sealants to protect the teeth.

Dental sealants flow into the grooves and fissures, forming a layer of protection to keep the bacteria from attacking the tooth enamel. They can add protection for a long as nine years, but they should be checked at the annual checkup to make sure they are still in place. If the sealant comes off, the tooth becomes susceptible to decay.

Orthodontic Care

Regular dental checkups also allow your dentist to monitor the development of your child’s bite. Some misalignments of teeth can be detected in the early stages. With early detection, your dentist may be able to make some adjustments that could minimize orthodontic care later as the child grows older.

Braces may be required to straighten out crooked or misaligned teeth. Severe cases may need to be corrected with traditional metal braces; however, clear aligners may be used in mild to moderate situations. Your child’s dentist will make a recommendation after a thorough examination.

Dental aesthetics can play an important role in your child’s school experience. At Ora Dentistry, beautiful, healthy smiles are our top priority. Call us today to schedule your child’s back to school appointments.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dentistry

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm