Different Aspects of Your Child’s Oral Health

Children’s dental health care is designed to help children maintain their healthy smiles and address issues that are specific to young smiles. For example, preventive treatments and services don’t just involve cleaning your child’s teeth, but also helping to promote their smiles’ healthy growth and development. Also, avoiding dental concerns, like tooth decay, doesn’t just protect their primary teeth, but help ensure their permanent teeth have a better chance at remaining healthy for life, as well. There are several aspects of your child’s oral health that might be slightly different than yours, which is why we offer a variety of personalized treatment and care options that specifically address these differences.

The growth and development of their smiles

The proper growth and development of your child’s teeth and oral structures is one of the most important aspects of dental care in their early years. For instance, the first dental visit your child attends, usually by the age of one year old, is a simple appointment that allows us to check up on the first tooth or teeth to develop. During routine preventive visits in the future, comprehensive examinations will also include measuring this growth and development against your child’s records to note any important changes. Your child’s long-term oral health can be much better off if such changes are addressed early to prevent them from causing more significant concerns.

The health and integrity of their teeth

The health and integrity of natural tooth structure is an important aspect of everyone’s dental health. Many of the concerns that can impact their health and integrity are also similar, regardless of age. Yet, for children, certain conditions can put their teeth at a higher risk of becoming compromised. These can include not having mastered daily dental hygiene practices yet, or knowing how to practice restraint when it comes eating candy and sugar-rich treats. To better protect your child’s teeth, we can help teach you and your child how to improve their hygiene routines and learn to care for their teeth more effectively every day.

The plan for dealing with dental emergencies

Dental emergencies are the kind of thing that’s different for everyone, but when your child experiences one, dealing with it may be more challenging than dealing with your own. On top of the emergency itself, your child can be extremely distraught, especially if the emergency involves damage to their teeth and/or intense levels of discomfort. Having a plan for dealing with a dental emergency includes knowing what to do, such as having your child bite down on clean, moist gauze if bleeding occurs. It also means keeping the number for your family dentist’s office close at hand, and knowing to schedule an appointment as soon as an emergency occurs.

Learn how to optimize your child’s oral health

Maintaining your child’s good oral health means taking several different aspects of their smile into consideration. To learn more,  or to schedule an appointment, call Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.