Our entire team strives to provide high quality pediatric and family dental care in a nurturing environment where little ones can feel safe and comfortable throughout the whole process. We work alongside parents to build trusting relationships so that our youngest patients grow up with grins that they can enjoy for years to come. To schedule your child’s next appointment for children's dentistry in Dallas, TX at Avion Dental & Orthodontics, get in touch with us today.
During your child’s first visit, we’ll talk to them and explain everything we’re about to do beforehand. We recommend talking to your little one ahead of their appointment so that you can let them know what to expect as well. Our goal is to help your child enjoy their visit as much as possible so that their first checkup goes smoothly. This also helps ensure that follow up visits will be positive and enjoyable.
Teaching your child to brush their teeth is not without its pitfalls. It can be hard for young children to reach every nook and cranny of their mouths with their toothbrush. However, dental sealants can be placed on the teeth that are at the highest risk of decay. By placing a thin layer of plastic on the enamel, we can make it more difficult for bacteria to attack the teeth, lowering the risk of cavities until your child is more capable of cleaning their mouths as thoroughly as possible.
Call us right away if your child experiences constant unexplained oral pain, shows sensitivity to warm and cold foods, or exhibits swelling or redness of the gums. Even if your child’s tooth looks OK, the pulp within could be injured or infected. Depending on the extent of the problem, we may need to remove part or all of the pulp. Pulp therapy can be performed to heal both baby teeth and permanent teeth; its goal is to prevent unnecessary extractions so that your child retains their beautiful, natural-looking smile.
There are few things more rewarding than seeing your child enjoy a sport they love – as well as few things more frightening than seeing them lose a tooth in a sports-related accident! Athletic mouthguards should be considered essential gear for any physical activity, not just those that are high-impact. Custom-fitted mouthguards are better at redistributing the force of sudden, unexpected blows, which is why you should always turn to our dentists when anyone in your family needs a mouthguard.
Silver helps kill harmful bacteria while fluoride encourages the teeth to remineralize, meaning it replaces some of the materials they’re made of. When mixed together, they form a liquid substance that can prevent cavities from forming or growing to stop tooth decay in its tracks and protect the rest of the teeth. It’s commonly used to treat tooth decay in children so that there’s no need for uncomfortable, noisy dental drills before a filling is placed.
Thumb-sucking is a common habit in infants, and it’s perfectly harmless as long as it stops before a certain age. If it lasts past your child’s fourth birthday, intervention might be necessary before serious orthodontic problems can develop. We can discuss thumb-sucking and other non-nutritive habits during your child’s checkups, offering advice on encouraging your child to give them up if they don’t stop on their own.