Children’s Dentistry

We Care About Kids!

Our team strives to make children of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves, so bring the whole family along! You’ll rest easy knowing your child will receive the latest advancements in children’s dentistry. We deliver treatment with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. Our goal is to teach proper dental care habits, and we enjoy teaching your kids how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing them for their first dental visit around six months old and watching them grow year after year.

Another important goal is to ensure that this and future generations of children grow up without a fear of dental care. Our many happy parents have assured us we are doing just that! Our office is a relaxed and happy place children love to visit. Whether you have an active six-year-old or a scared three-year-old, we’re here to help you.

Your Child’s Dentist is Like Their Pediatrician

A lifetime of good oral health only occurs when good habits are instilled early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun.

Children’s teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at a young age due to many factors. Young kids don’t have the motor skills to be able to brush well on their own, so it’s important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Little kids tend to “graze,” or eat frequent small meals throughout the day. Since every time you eat you make acid, grazing causes prolonged exposure, which may cause more cavities. A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will generate additional acid, as well.

The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity.

An Easy Tool for Preventing Child Tooth Decay

Children – and many adults! – often don’t do a very good job of brushing their teeth. Even meticulous brushing sometimes can’t reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in acid collection, bacteria build-up, and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. Once the tooth has decay, it is permanently damaged and needs a filling or crown. What if there was a way to help prevent all this from happening?

Fortunately, there is! The application of dental sealants makes a huge difference. Here’s how it works: The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized. A thin plastic coating that is white or clear in color is applied to the tooth and bonded with a curing light. The whole procedure takes just a few minutes, with no drilling or shots and no removal of any tooth structure. It’s totally harmless.

Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventive things both children and adolescents can do to preserve their natural teeth!

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (210) 590-4100 to schedule a visit for everyone.