Children’s Dentist in Sugarland
Your child’s smile needs are different from your own. Kids are at a higher risk for cavities, and they are also developing the hygiene habits that will influence their smiles for a lifetime to come. The children’s dentist in Sugarland, Dr. Paul Davey DDS, is here to be your and your child’s partner in oral health. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from children’s dentistry services at Texas Got Smile.
When Should My Child Visit the Dentist for the First Time?
Preventive care is as important for your child’s smile as it is for yours, if not even more so, given children’s increased risk of cavities. Children should begin visiting the dentist regularly by the time they turn three, but we invite you to bring your child in with you to your own appointments to get him or her accustomed to the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental office. Around their first birthday, children are invited in for an initial visit -- when we make our introductions, take a quick peek around their mouth, and start them off with a positive impression of the dentist’s office.
What Can I Expect From My Child’s First Dental Visit?
When you bring your little one in for their first appointment with the children’s dentist in 77478, you will both be greeted warmly by our friendly, welcoming staff. Your child will sit in your lap throughout the quick (but thorough) examination, as Dr. Davey looks around for cavities, infection, and particular concerns for children, like baby bottle tooth decay.
Around age three, we will start providing hygiene for your little one, too. By removing the plaque and tartar that cause cavities and infection, we can protect smiles from issues throughout childhood. We will also talk to your child about the importance of maintaining excellent dental hygiene for a happy smile.
Parents appreciate these first visits because they are also a time to ask any questions they may have about your child’s dental health and hygiene. We’ve got plenty of time to discuss anything you need to know -- including how often to brush your child’s teeth, what kind of toothpaste to use, how to avoid baby bottle tooth decay, and much more.
Special Concerns for Older Children
As your child gets older, they will be making their own decisions about what to eat outside of the home -- and as they begin brushing and flossing for themselves, their teeth are likely to be even more vulnerable to cavities and infection. Dr. Davey and our team can help protect older children’s smiles with dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
Dental sealants are thin, translucent coverings that shield out acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay in the premolars and molars. Fluoride treatments strengthen the tooth enamel against the same bacteria, preventing cavities and gum disease. Both are completed quickly and painlessly alongside a checkup and cleaning to provide lasting protection against oral health problems.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
You are your child’s biggest advocate in dental health -- so help them start off on the path toward a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment for your little one today!
For cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, or neuromuscular dentistry to relieve headaches and pain, our expert team will provide an exceptional level of service and care. Call our Sugar Land, TX dental office today for your comprehensive examination and consultation with Dr. Davey. We welcome residents of Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, Richmond, and the surrounding areas.