Good oral habits are a result of regular practice and should be developed in childhood. At Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX, our pediatric dentistry services are as systematic and comprehensive as our adult dental care, but with the addition of a gentle and fun approach that will help your child feel more relaxed in the dental office. We will help your child develop good oral hygiene practices and proper brushing and flossing techniques.
What Is the Importance of Pediatric Dentistry?
Children, just like adults, need to undergo regular dental checkups. Their teeth are highly vulnerable to cavities, and these dental visits can help to drastically reduce the possibility of dental problems. During your child's visits, we will introduce them to our dental office environment, make them feel at ease, and reduce their fear of dental procedures in the future. We will instruct your child on the correct brushing and flossing techniques and encourage them to take ample care of their teeth and gums. These experiences and instructions could make a positive effect on your child's oral health that lasts even into adulthood.
First Dental Visit
Dr. Deborah Sprott encourages you to bring your child for their first dental checkup around the age of three or as soon as their primary baby tooth emerges. Baby teeth are crucial for your child's dental growth, so they must begin receiving dental care at that point. When their baby teeth start to be replaced by adult teeth, we provide dental sealants and fluoride treatments for increased protection from decay and cavities.
Dental sealants are a transparent or white plastic solution smeared onto your children's permanent molar teeth. Sealants are most suitable for these teeth because of the presence of grooves and pits. Therefore, molars are more susceptible to tooth decay that could result from trapped food debris. Children are less likely to properly brush these teeth, making them even more prone to oral cavity problems. But with dental sealants, your child's teeth have a protective shield to help them fight decay-causing bacteria.
Fluoride treatments also help to fight decay in children. Fluoride is a mineral that will help in strengthening tooth enamel. It is regularly added to drinking water to ensure that the general public consumes this vital mineral. If you are not taking sufficient fluorides, especially children, it could threaten their dental health. That's why our team routinely offers fluoride treatments to help kids enjoy healthy teeth and happy smiles for years to come.
Our goal at Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX is to make dentistry a stress-free and pleasant experience for your child. Please call us at (281) 991-6530 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deborah Sprott.