It’s true that your youngest family members require different dental needs than adults. We want to make sure they feel comfortable in the dental office, which is why the team at Brush Dental has years of experience helping children make their smiles shine! We treat your child like they are one of our own, whether it’s time for their routine exam and cleaning, they need a restoration, or they require a custom-made mouthguard before they play their favorite sport. To make sure your child stays on a path to a healthy smile, give our dental office a call today for children's dentistry in Royse City, TX!
It’s true that baby teeth will fall out eventually, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be taken care of too! Baby teeth are important because they ensure proper oral development of the child. In fact, they play quite a large role in making sure adult teeth come into the mouth straight. We use semi-annual checkups and cleanings to prevent cavities as well as inform your child of the best habits they should be practicing moving forward.
Your child’s most vulnerable teeth don’t have to be put at risk at tooth decay with the help of dental sealants! These are not that much different than a cover for your car when it snows or rains outside. Sealants are made from a thin layer of plastic (composite resin) that covers teeth, especially back teeth with deep pits and grooves. Since these teeth tend to develop cavities easily, sealants can make a big difference in fighting back against food debris and bacteria. They even last a long time – at least 10 years!
All children should receive at least two fluoride treatments per year on top of using fluoridated toothpaste at home. These treatments strengthen enamel and lower the risk of your child developing cavities later in life. This service is provided in tandem with their dental cleaning, making it easier and more convenient. We start by placing a highly-concentrated fluoride paste to their teeth after cleaning them, then let it sit for a few minutes. Afterward, they’ll be good for about six months.
Children can still develop cavities, even if you take all the steps to prevent them. After all, it’s an incredibly common issue for younger patients. The good news is we can solve these cavities with tooth-colored fillings, which are designed to replace enamel with composite resin. The resin is then shaded to match your child’s teeth, so they don’t have to worry about their filling standing out in their smile. Plus, we don’t have to remove enamel like we typically need to with metal fillings.
It may be surprising to hear, but up to 40 percent of all tooth-related injuries are due to sports. Turns out, children are at even higher risk of experiencing a dental emergency in this way. Once they’ve equipped their helmet, shin guards, and other protective gear, make sure they have a dedicated mouthguard as well! If they do not have one, you can get one custom-made at our dental office. Not only does this ensure better overall protection that can withstand more force, but it’s far more comfortable to wear. No longer will your child “forget” to bring it along to their next dental office!