Children’s Dental Health Services
The earlier children learn to care for their smiles, both at home and at the dentist’s office, the better chance they have of enjoying a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. At our office, we have extensive experience treating children, helping them feel comfortable visiting the dentist and receiving compassionate care to maintain their healthy smiles. That includes providing general and restorative care that’s specifically designed to address the unique concerns that children often face.
Preventing Dental Health Issues
Prevention is the most important aspect of children’s dental health care, just as it is for general adult care. Therefore, children should attend regular checkup and cleaning appointments at least once every six months, preferably at the same time as your regular visits. However, because children’s teeth and oral structures are still developing, they may have other issues to contend with, as well. For instance, they may benefit from fluoride treatment to strengthen tooth enamel against harmful oral bacteria, or dental sealants to prevent plaque and tartar from hiding in the crevices on their teeth’s chewing surfaces.
Promoting Proper Oral Health Development
In addition to minimally invasive preventive measures, children’s dentistry may sometimes include addressing tooth decay or other concerns that have already developed. A child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, set the stage for the health and development of their permanent smiles. By addressing decay with a conservative, biocompatible tooth filling, we can help preserve the health of your child’s baby teeth until they’re ready to come out on their own. It also protects the health and integrity of the permanent teeth that are developing underneath them.
Call Us to Schedule a Visit for Your Child
With proper care, maintenance, and education, children can learn early how to properly care for their smiles for life. To learn more about our variety of children’s dental health treatments, schedule an appointment with us by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at 713-926-8896.