Younger patients are always welcome at ProSmiles Dental. We work hard to make our practice a fun and comfortable environment for patients of all ages. Our experts know that receiving a positive dental foundation can be extremely beneficial for children as their teeth continue to grow and develop. By making regular dental visits early in life, children are less likely to require extensive dental treatments when they become adults. By bringing your child to ProSmiles Dental, you can know that your child’s teeth are in good hands.
The First Visit
Parents should consider making a dental visit for their child once their first tooth emerges. When this occurs, parents need to start taking precautions in order to prevent their child from developing tooth decay. This period is usually between the time the child is six months and one year old.
The first dental visit represents your child’s first opportunity to have their mouth and oral structures examined by a dental care professional. The oral health experts at ProSmiles Dental use this visit to make sure that your child’s teeth are developing as they should and that everything appears normal.
Parents also benefit from their child’s first dental visit. They receive important information regarding teething, cavity prevention, thumb sucking and more. If the parent has any questions about their child’s oral health habits, they can be sure to receive answers during this time.
Kid’s Complete Checkups
The most common reason that children visit our practice is to receive a dental checkup. Children should receive a routine examination at least once every six months so that we can stay on top of their oral health and provide timely treatment if needed. Every child who visits us for a complete checkup will receive a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays if needed, and an oral cancer screening. Our team also offers supplemental fluoride applications for children who are likely to experience tooth decay. Complete dental checkups are also a great opportunity to provide parents with important information on how to provide proper care for their child’s developing teeth.
By having your child receive certain preventive treatments, they are less likely to require corrective dental procedures as they become older. Starting early is the best way to prevent future oral health issues, and that is why we strongly encourage parents to have their child get started as soon as possible. Some of the preventive treatments provided at ProSmiles Dental include dental sealants, fluoride applications and mouth guards for children who participate in contact sports.
Permanent tooth loss, damage and oral injury can happen at any age, and children are no exception. Our experts take great pride in providing children and teens with dental restorations that look and feel completely natural. If your child eever requires a crown, filling or veneers, then ProSmiles Dental is ready to help.
Visit ProSmiles Dental to ensure that your child gets on the right track for fantastic oral health and a beautiful smile. Please call us at (817) 918-2040 to get started.