Preventative care is a partnership between the patient, the parents, and the provider to establish healthy habits at home along with regular checkups at the dentist’s office.
Good oral health and hygiene begins at home with a toothbrush and floss. Our caring staff will work with your child to encourage proper brushing and flossing at home. But optimum oral health is achieved with regular visits to your pediatric dentist.
At each exam, your dentist will be monitoring things like the number of teeth your child has and what kind of bite is developing. Visually, your child’s dentist will be able to assess overall mouth health and development. Through cleaning, your pediatric dental staff can pinpoint problems with plaque, tartar, and inflammation that may lead to the development of cavities or gum disease.
We use fluoride treatments to make teeth stronger and more resistant to decay and disease.
X-rays help your dentist see how your child’s mouth is developing below the gum line. Our specialized digital radiography is also an important tool in assessing your child’s mouth growth.
At Healthy Smiles Children’s Dentistry we align ourselves with the recommendation of the American Dental Association that children have their first dental checkup around the time teeth begin to erupt and at least near their first birthday.
Children who visit the dentist regularly and are comfortable with dental care are more likely to continue good dental habits throughout their lives.
Pediatric dentists are specially trained in the development of a child’s mouth. Pediatric dentists are familiar with common dental problems in children. A child specialist is also uniquely qualified to discuss behaviors like thumb sucking and pacifier use that can impact a growing mouth.
At Healthy Smiles Children’s Dentist in Frisco, Texas we welcome our young patients into a fun and friendly environment. We explain what we’re doing as we go through an exam or a procedure. And one adult is always allowed back into the treatment area. We believe that going to the dentist should be a positive experience for each and every patient. Call our office in Frisco today and schedule a visit with a pediatric dentist.