Your child’s smile goes through remarkable changes as they grow. Beyond the cycle of gaining their primary (“baby”) teeth and having their secondary (“adult”) teeth replace them, their oral structures continue to shift and grow while they age. It can be remarkable to see how much your little ones develop in their early years. It is also important to make sure that this development proceeds normally. Fortunately, your regular pediatric dental appointments help you confirm this! Our Rockwall, TX pediatric dental office provides important regular updates on the growth and development of our patients from one visit to the next. To make sure your kids are comfortable during oral health reviews, we take care to make our office a comfortable and inviting space, one that they are excited to return to upon each visit.
While you may have no trouble grasping the importance of pediatric dental care, kids can fail to recognize the value of these visits. Unfortunately, poor early experiences with oral health care can only make future appointments more difficult to book. From their first appointment on, we prioritize giving our patients the right experiences at our office. From the time they arrive throughout their treatment experience, they are warmly welcomed, and we prioritize their comfort throughout their visits. We will start their care with a gentle visual evaluation. When they are old enough, we can transition to providing more conventional care that offers cleanings and regular reviews.
‘Preventive dentistry matters at any age. For kids, these visits provide important protection against cavities and gum disease along with regular feedback to confirm that they are reaching their developmental milestones at the appropriate times. You should know that good oral health can have a positive effect on that development. Kids who stay free of problems like tooth decay and gum disease are less likely to experience problems with painful infections, the early loss of primary teeth, and even with the eruption and alignment of their secondary teeth.
Kids have much to learn. They have less experience and knowledge when it comes to smile care, which can make them more vulnerable to dental problems. To help with this, we can provide preventive services that lower their natural risk for decay. Fluoride treatments are applied to lower risks for cavities by encouraging faster enamel recovery. Sealants are also effective at keeping bacteria and other debris from gathering on your tooth structure.
To find out more about the role our practice can play in helping your children grow up with healthy, confident smiles, call The Smiley Tooth in Rockwall, TX today at (972) 772-7552.