Children’s Dentistry – Katy, TX
Start Your Child’s Oral Health Future Right
Children require special attention when it comes to their oral health for a number of reasons. Not only do we need to pay close attention to the way their teeth and jaw are developing, but we need to catch early signs of dental disease before it causes significant damage to their long-term oral health. At The Dental People, the dentists take children’s dentistry very seriously. Whether your child needs an exam and lesson in at-home oral care or preventive treatments to further protect their smile, we can make it happen. Give our dental office a call to get them started!
Why Choose The Dental People for Children’s Dentistry?
- Special Needs Dentistry Provided
- Sedation Dentistry Available for Young Patients
- Friendly and Reliable Pediatric Care
Children’s Checkups, Cleanings
& Preventive Care
If you’re a parent, our dental office recommends that you bring your child in either within six months of their first tooth erupting or by their first birthday. By that point, some baby teeth may have started to erupt. Even if they haven’t just yet, you should still bring them in, so we can not only examine their mouth briefly but help them get acclimated to the dental office. Keep in mind that any cleaning or examinations will be brief at their young age, with more time spent on future treatments, at-home oral care, and diet considerations as their future teeth begin to appear.
As your child’s teeth begin to erupt, keeping them clean may prove difficult as they begin their at-home oral care. As a result, their risk for tooth decay and cavities is higher overall, especially in teeth with deep pits and fissures. With the help of dental sealants, we can provide additional protection for your child’s most vulnerable teeth. Once the composite resin is applied, your child can benefit from a minimum of ten years of protections against cavity-causing bacteria and food debris.
Fluoride is an essential ingredient for patients of all ages, but it’s especially crucial for younger patients because of their higher risk for tooth decay. Regular fluoride applications work to protect and strengthen their primary teeth, which is incredibly important for the development of their permanent teeth. They also stop the early signs of tooth decay, preventing cavities from forming. Fluoride treatments are traditionally done after routine cleanings, but we recommend additional fluoride treatments if we believe your child could benefit.
It’s important for your child to be active at a young age, but that doesn’t mean their smile should be put at risk in the process. Custom-made athletic mouthguards offer the most optimal protection when your child plays contact sports like football, basketball, hockey or martial arts. Unlike store-bought solutions, professionally-made mouthguards provide the highest level of durability and the best comfort because they are designed to fit your child’s teeth exactly. That means they’ll actually want to wear them and they’ll last longer than mass-produced versions.
Pediatric Dental Emergencies
Children are just as prone to dental emergencies as adults – maybe even more so! From accidentally knocking out a tooth while running around the playground to crying over a bad toothache, your son or daughter will need relief fast in these dire situations, and The Dental People are more than happy to provide it. We will alleviate their discomfort as quickly as possible and carry out personalized care to repair the tooth or teeth in question in lasting ways. If a baby tooth is injured or lost prematurely, we encourage parents to still schedule an appointment so we can determine the extent of the damage and confirm that their overall smile is fine.