Pediatric Dentistry in Houston, TX
Children are an important part of our dental family. We love creating healthy foundations for kids' smiles and making their early dental experiences positive, educational, and interactive so they develop lifelong skills to keep their smiles looking and feeling great.
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that your child have their first dental appointment by their first birthday when they have some of their baby teeth.
While it may seem early for a dental appointment, your child’s oral health development begins before birth, and by the time they have their first teeth, it is a good time for us to make sure that everything is on track for a happy smile.
Our dentists will perform a dental exam and make sure your child’s teeth are coming in properly and spend time with you to discuss how to best take care of your child’s teeth at home.
He will go over how to brush and floss your child’s teeth, how to support good oral health with a nutritious diet, and what to expect in the coming months and years as your child grows rapidly!
Pediatric Dental Care
As your child grows, we will include more preventive dental treatments, as needed. Diagnostic dental x-rays, professional dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants are some of the ways we can protect your child’s teeth from common dental conditions, such as decay.
We recommend preventive treatments based on the needs of your child. We value a partnership with parents that helps kids develop lifelong healthy smiles.
Restorative Dentistry for Kids
Dental decay is one of the most common health diseases in childhood. Chances are that even with the best home care routine, your child may face the need for a filling at some point. When they do, we are here to help.
We strive to diagnose dental conditions in their early stages while they are still small. One of the ways we can do this is with digital dental x-rays. Because they are high in resolution, our dentists can see decay when it is very small and easy to treat.
When we have to place a filling, we always make sure your child is comfortable for their procedure. Some fillings require anesthetic while others do not. We will always discuss this with you.
Our dentists use tooth-colored fillings to protect the appearance as well as the health of your child’s teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are much more conservative than amalgam fillings and do not leave a mark on your little one’s smile.
Your child can eat after a composite filling, but if they received anesthetic, be cautious for a couple of hours after treatment as they will not have a strong sense of temperature or of their teeth and may hurt themselves.
Contact Us to Schedule a Children’s Dental Exam
Our Bear Creek Dentistry team looks forward to welcoming you and your entire family to our Houston, TX dental office.