Young smiles are constantly developing and changing, and as a result their needs will evolve over the years. No matter what kind of care your child needs, though, we’ll always make sure that Dulce Dental is a place where they feel safe and comfortable at all times. We treat each child as if they were out own and make it our goal to help them develop the habits necessary to maintain a healthy smile for life. Has it been a long time since your child’s last dental appointment? Give us a call today to set up their next checkup or appointment for children's dentistry in Dallas, TX.
Even before the permanent teeth erupt, it’s important to make sure that the baby teeth stay cavity-free and don’t fall out of the mouth before they’re ready. They play an important role in making sure that the permanent teeth are able to erupt in their proper alignment. While we’re cleaning your little one’s teeth and stopping small oral health problems from turning into bigger ones, we’ll take the time to teach them the best strategies for taking care of their teeth at home.
Children aren’t born knowing proper brushing and flossing techniques. It takes time to learn how to clean their teeth as thoroughly as possible. Until they do, dental sealants can protect heir most vulnerable teeth by acting as a barrier against food particles, plaque, and acids that can lead to tooth decay. A dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic that is typically applied to the molars, which have many deep groves that are hard for children to brush. It only takes a few minutes to place sealants, but the results can last for around a decade.
While adult patients can certainly benefit from fluoride treatments, they can have an especially strong benefit for children who are still getting the hang of proper oral hygiene. Extra fluoride also helps with the development of strong, healthy adult teeth. Regular fluoride treatments help reinforce the enamel and strengthen it, keeping the risk of cavities to a minimum. We can perform these treatments at the end of a routine cleaning, allowing your child to enjoy additional protection until their next appointment in six months.
Tooth decay is a very common childhood disease, but it’s an issue that can often be quickly fixed in just one visit. During a regular checkup, we can identify signs of decay long before the tooth comes to irreparable harm. After we’ve removed the decay enamel, we can replace it with a special composite resin that has been shaded to match the rest of the natural smile so that you child doesn’t have to feel self-conscious about their filling.
Many dental injuries happen while playing sports, particularly high-contact ones. As such, an athletic mouthguard is just as essential as any other safety equipment your child might need to wear when heading out onto the field. Instead of going to the store for a “one-size-fits-all” mouthguard that doesn’t actually fit in your child’s mouth, we can make an appliance that’s uniquely designed to fit comfortably on their teeth. A comfortable mouthguard is one your child is less likely to “forget” when it counts!