Children’s Dentistry

Delicate Care For Little Smiles

From infancy through their teenage years, children’s teeth and oral structures grow and change until they reach their mature state. This means that each visit to the dentist can become more complex than a standard adult checkup as we monitor their development and provide specialized treatments. Each time we meet with your little one, we discuss healthy dental habits to instill a positive attitude toward caring for their smile. We hope that your child feels comfortable in our chair and can look forward to their next visit!

Your Child’s First Checkup

At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, we suggest scheduling your baby’s first visit by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts, whichever happens first. At this appointment, we will introduce ourselves and perform a simple knee-to-knee lap exam. We ask that you hold your child while we inspect their mouth and offer tips on keeping their smile clean and healthy while teething. Around age three, we ask that you return for regularly scheduled biannual cleaning and examinations. Because we offer dental care for the whole family, we suggest scheduling your checkups and your child’s on the same day for your convenience.

Specialized Children’s Treatments

  • Fluoride treatments – At each of your child’s checkups, we will offer a fluoride application to boost protection of tooth enamel. This service helps prevent cavities by remineralizing surfaces weakened by tooth decay.
  • Dental sealants – When your child’s molars appear, we recommend placing dental sealants that prevent food particles and oral bacteria from sticking to hard-to-brush surfaces. This provides further protection against decay and disease while your little one practices their brushing and flossing technique.
  • Biocompatible fillings – Removing a child’s cavity is necessary to preserve a baby tooth until a permanent tooth is ready to erupt. A biocompatible tooth filling helps maintain your child’s bite so their jaw can continue growing properly.

Talk To Your Houston, TX, Dentist About Scheduling An Appointment For Your Child

Children have unique oral health concerns that require a specialized approach. Bringing your young one to routine checkups helps instill the importance of caring for their smile at home. To learn more about the benefits of children’s dentistry and schedule a visit for your child, speak with a member of our team at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, at (281) 974-4494.

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Looking for a dentist you can trust? Give us a call today to experience everything Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry has to offer.