At Family Dental Center, there is no need to change your child’s dentist as they age because we treat them from as early as six months to 20 years of age, and now on to adulthood. Our goal is to offer your child the dental treatment he or she needs throughout their dental development. That’s why we decided to offer treatment that will see our patients through until they are able to start making their own dental health care choices. Don’t hesitate to contact our skilled team if you’re in need of a dentist for your toddler, child or teen in the Center, Texas area.
Caring for brand-new smiles is one of our greatest joys. Infants and toddlers are fun and funny, and building a lifetime of healthy smiles from this young age is an important part of our practice. Your child’s first visit, around the age of six months, will be painless. We carefully examine any erupted teeth as well as developing dental structures looking for areas of concern. We also answer any questions you may have, make recommendations for at-home care, and work with you to make sure your child has a solid foundation in building healthy smiles. Before your infant develops teeth, we recommend gently cleaning gums to keep them clean and healthy. Once your child has a single tooth, you should begin brushing the tooth two times a day, and as soon as kids develop two teeth next to each other, it’s time to start flossing.
As kids grow, we begin to offer treatments to protect their primary teeth. These teeth reserve the space for the developing adult teeth allowing them to erupt in their ideal location. Caring for primary teeth sets your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. We’re happy to work with kids to develop great brushing and flossing skills, and we may recommend topical fluoride treatments or dental sealants to fortify and protect teeth.
After all of the permanent teeth erupt, we’re happy to help your child continue building great oral health habits, as they move into their adult life. Teens have a number of unique concerns that may be addressed at our office including wisdom tooth eruption and/or extraction and orthodontic treatment. Once wisdom teeth have erupted, we take time to evaluate their place in patients’ smiles to determine whether there is adequate space to accommodate this third set of molars. When these teeth are impacted, unable to erupt from the gum lines, we will likely recommend patients have these teeth surgically extracted. If we notice your teen’s teeth are in need of realignment, we’ll work closely with an orthodontist to correct the smile with braces or other orthodontic treatments.
Our dentist has years of experience offering customized treatment plans to ensure the health and safety of those patients who have special cognitive, physical, or behavioral needs. Talk to our dentist and team about your child’s unique dental care needs. We’re happy to offer accommodations whenever possible, answer questions patients have about their treatment options and work in partnership with parents to ensure their children get the dental care they need in a safe and relaxed environment.