Treating Your Child’s Smile Before The Holidays

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We’re now deep in the holiday season and your schedule is likely going to become a lot more complex! Which is why you should consider an appointment for your child now. Seeing your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist no means they can undergo treatment and start a new year with a healthy new smile!

Make a Checkup Now

Before your schedule gets too complex and crazy, why not schedule a visit with our team now? We will conduct a detailed checkup using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, identifying concerns in the earliest stages. Often, we can find and treat issues before your little one suffers from discomfort! We can watch for cavities, infections, gingivitis, and gum disease, and make sure baby teeth are arriving and falling out as they should. Our team will also monitor the permanent teeth erupting, helping little ones avoid misalignment. We also take time to talk to your child about caring for their smiles from home with proper brushing and flossing, and healthier snack choices too!

Cleaning Little Smiles

In the same visit, we will clean your little one’s teeth. A dental cleaning allows our team to remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool, so your little one leaves with a brighter smile, but also a lowered risk of cavities and gingivitis. We also polish the smile to help limit the ability of plaque and tartar to cling to the teeth. We can also make sure kids know how brush and floss, as maintenance is crucial for little ones as soon as teeth arrive. Cavities can develop in babies and toddlers, so daily care is essential.

Preventive Treatments

Our team could also discuss possible preventive treatments to help lower the risk of cavities during the holiday season, so your kids greet 2024 with a stronger smile and a reduced risk of tooth decay. We could apply fluoride varnish to the teeth in a matter of minutes during the checkup, and this can strengthen the weakened portions of enamel to make cavities less likely. Kids also have trouble reaching the rear molars when they brush and floss, so to reduce the risk of cavities, our team can offer dental sealants. An acrylic coating is added to the rear teeth, which prevents food and drink particles from becoming stuck on or between these teeth, lowering the risk of cavities. These can stay in place for up to ten years!

If you have any questions, then reach out today!

Schedule Your Child’s Next Visit Today

Our team wants to help your kids start 2024 with a healthy smile, and so you can use your remaining dental benefits! Contact your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880.


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