dallas children's dentistry

The holiday season is here, and want to make sure your kids not only enjoy their holidays with brighter smiles but ones free of tooth decay and other concerns too. Which is why now is a great time to schedule an appointment for your little one! In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, family dentist talks about the importance of routine care for keeping your child’s smile healthy and strong!

Checkups and Cleanings

A checkup is a chance for our team to carefully examine your child’s smile. We can identify common concerns, like tooth decay and gingivitis, early so we can offer treatment to address or manage these issues, safeguarding smiles against premature tooth loss and painful symptoms. Our team will also talk to your children about proper oral hygiene and how to better care for their smiles from home. Education is key to a strong and healthy smile! In the same visit, our team will offer a dental cleaning to remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth, which not only brightens smiles, but lowers the risk of cavities and dental infection.

Pediatrics Evaluations

When children have issues breathing at night due to airway obstructions, which could occur due to complications with the growth of the jaw and oral structures, this could lead to issues during the day. Kids with trouble breathing clearly during sleep could be more irritable and have trouble focusing on tasks at school. They could miss educational and emotional milestones, and have trouble staying asleep. We can conduct a pediatric evaluation to see if your little could benefit from a custom oral appliance to help improve nighttime breathing and behavior during the day!

Preventive Treatments

Tol lower the risk of cavities, we could offer preventive treatments for your children. If we find a cavity is forming but doesn’t require a filling yet, we could halt the decay with Silver Diamine Fluoride, which prevents it from progressing into a painful state that needs a restoration. During checkup and cleaning visits, our team will offer fluoride treatments to strengthen the outer enamel and fight cavities. If kids have trouble reaching the rear teeth when brushing and flossing, this could mean a greater risk of cavities. But with dental sealants, we can place a protective coating on these teeth to fight tooth decay for years to come.

If you have any questions about protecting little smiles, then please contact our team today!

Your Dallas, TX, Dentist Wants to Safeguards Your Child’s Smile    

We’re ready to help your kids end 2023 and start a new year with brighter and healthier smiles. For more information on our approach to children’s dentistry, then please schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).