Why Should My Child See A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are dentists who have spent and additional 2 to 3 years of specialty training, in addition to their standard dental education, and are Board Certified to provide dental care and treatment for children ages 0 to adolescence. Just like you take your child to see a pediatrician because they are trained to work specifically with the health care needs of children. With children’s dentistry there is an additional two to three years of training at university pediatric facilities in addition to their standard dental training.

So Fun, Your Kids Will Enjoy Coming!

It might seem hard to believe at first, but kids actually enjoy coming to our practice for their visits! Our fun and friendly pediatric team make a trip to the dentist enjoyable. From our relaxed and engaging environment to our knowledgeable and patient doctors. We love kids, and it shows!

When your child becomes part of the Smile Squad Houston family, we provide them with the utmost care and understanding, while also taking the time to teach each pediatric patient how to properly care for their teeth so they have the foundation for a great, long lasting oral health care routine.

So Fun, Your Kids Will Enjoy Coming!

Smile Squad Houston’s highly trained doctors offer these pediatric dentistry services for your child:

  • Bi annual pediatric cleanings
  • Detailed oral exams and screenings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Dental fillings
  • Crowns or other treatments for more extreme tooth decay
  • Instructions and guidance for children and parents on proper in home preventative care including twice daily brushing and flossing.

We think it is important for all of our patients, no matter their age, to receive the best dental care possible. For children, it is important to teach them how to properly care for this teeth at home, so they will not require extensive dental treatments as they age. When your child’s first tooth/teeth come in, dental care at home should begin. Cleaning these new teeth, as well as the gums, gently with a piece of gauze or a soft cloth will help to keep them clean. When several teeth have erupted, you can begin brushing them with a soft toothbrush.

Around the age of 1, your child should see a pediatric dentist for the first time, before this time, your pediatrician will be checking for any concerns or irregularities. To ensure that your child does not develop early tooth decay, make sure you do not send them to bed drinking a bottle, or right after breastfeeding, without brushing afterwards. Also, if you child has a thumbsucking habit, help them to kick the habit as early as possible.

You may be nervous about your child’s first dental appointment, we understand! Many parents have a fear themselves of the dentist and are worried their child will experience pain or discomfort during their exam or treatment. We urge you to try and remain calm, as your child can easily pick up on your tension. We work hard to ensure our office is warm, inviting, fun and our exams and treatments are as comfortable as possible.

Are you and your family ready to join the Smile Squad Houston family? We can’t wait to meet you! Give us a call today to set up your child’s appointment.