There are lots of life changes when you become a parent, including a big learning curve and a whole lot of love. By about age 1 (or whenever you start to see your child’s first tooth) it’s time to start thinking about finding a pediatric dentist who loves kids in Dallas, TX, so you can form a relationship and know that your child’s smile is in good hands. While there aren’t any hard and fast rules, here are some things we want you to know before choosing a pediatric dentist for your young one.
Pediatric Dentists Specialize in Kids
You might think that children’s teeth are just like adult teeth, only smaller. While there is some truth to this, it does not give you the whole picture. At our dental practice, we are thinking kid-first from the start. Our office is designed to be welcoming and kid-friendly. Our office team knows how to handle wiggles during teeth cleaning. We appreciate the funny comments we hear from our young patients.
Pediatric Dentists Know How to Protect Developing Teeth
Since children aren’t always the best at home care, we can give you suggestions on helping children develop good brushing habits at home. We can advise on thumb sucking and pacifier use. At preventive visits, we can apply fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel, and apply sealants to protect back teeth from the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Pediatric Dentists Know that Accidents Happen
Children have many opportunities for accidental oral damage. Maybe it’s a cut from biting the inside of a cheek from an accidental fall. Or the chipped tooth of a budding young superhero practicing her jumping skills. Maybe it is the severely loosened or completely knocked out tooth from an athlete who forgot his mouthguard. Our office is prepared for emergency appointments, and can help reassure you and repair the damage when accidents happen.
Don’t Just Guess When Choosing Your Child’s Dentist
At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, we provide a comprehensive selection of children’s dental treatments. To learn more, or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.