While dental care is incredibly important for people of all ages, children need special attention for their developing smiles. Our team loves seeing the smiling faces of your youngest family members and we encourage you to bring them in for a checkup. Our highest priority is making sure their very first dental experience is a pleasant one. No matter your child’s age we welcome them to our dental office, so give us a call today and we’ll get your family scheduled for a visit to receive children's dentistry in Plano, TX!
As your child ages, their dental needs will begin to evolve. Your child’s care will change as a result, so they are always getting the best dental service possible. We’ll do whatever it takes to ensure they feel as comfortable as possible from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. Soon enough, your child’s routine visits will look more similar to your own. If they have any developmental concerns, we’ll be sure to address them early and head-on to protect their smile long-term.
Let’s face it: your child is still learning how to effectively brush their teeth at a young age, which means their teeth are at higher risk of developing cavities. It’s easy for adults to miss certain areas of their mouth during oral hygiene, so it’s sure to happen for your child as well. This is particularly the case for the molars, which are highly prone to developing decay. To protect these teeth (and any others we fear may be at higher risk of damage), we can apply dental sealants. This thin layer of composite resin only takes a few minutes to apply, yet provides up to 10 years of protection from cavities.
We perform an orthodontic screening when your child reaches about seven years of age as this is when development problems are most likely to appear. For example, it’s common for spacing and alignment concerns to show up, two problems that can be more easily handled when caught early. By doing so, you can avoid more complex complications later in life. It’s possible for orthodontic issues to develop earlier than age seven, so it’s best to bring them in as soon as teeth begin to erupt.
Many teenagers don’t see their oral healthcare as a very high priority, which it’s why it’s vital to ensure they are getting the best care possible through routine professional checkups and cleanings. They’ll be thanking you once they head off to college and able to smile with confidence. Our team members have been serving teenagers for years, so feel free to ask for tips on how to best taking care of their teeth at home. Additionally, now is the perfect time to see if they are interested in alternative orthodontic treatments like Invisalign or ClearCorrect!