Dentistry for Kids
It is never too soon to establish a good relationship with dental wellness and oral hygiene routines. At HomeTown Dental at Sherman we provide the dental services and treatments that will help to keep the teeth and gums of your children in good health. We offer exceptional pediatric dental care that will keep your children smiling, with preventative-based treatments and the best in dental technology.
Early Infant Dental Care
Children should be seen by our dentist within six months of their first tooth erupting, and definitely by their first birthday. Early visits also allow our dentist to check on the progression of teeth as they are erupting through the gums. The sooner that potential concerns are recognized, the sooner they can be addressed.
Early infant dental visits allow for educational opportunities. Parents will learn the best methods to clean their children’s teeth and gums, while also discussing the dietary and fluoride needs of the child. Our dentist will answer any questions that you may have about your little one’s teeth. Just like the well-baby visits that you schedule with your child’s pediatrician.
Preventative Dentistry For Kids
Infants may not yet have enough teeth to treat with preventative measures. Older children, however, can benefit from a professional dental cleaning. In addition, fluoride treatments are an important part of ensuring dental wellness. Children can also benefit from sealants on their molars.
Restorative Dentistry For Kids
Cavities can occur in any teeth, including baby teeth. It may seem like it is not important to treat cavities in teeth that will fall out in due time. The truth is that neglecting decay in milk teeth can potentially result in the decay spreading to other teeth, and extending to the jaw and the permanent teeth.
Cavities identified early can be treated, greatly improving the prognosis for the treated tooth. Restoring your child’s teeth to good health will go a long way toward their dental and general health.
Orthodontics For Children
Treating any orthodontic concerns early in childhood can often result in better results than if they were to be treated later on in life. It is during those routine checkups that our dentist can identify and monitor any potential orthodontic concerns. There are a number of options for ensuring that your children get a beautifully straight smile. Traditional braces, a retainer, and space maintainers are just some of the options that could be the right choice for your child’s orthodontic needs.
Dental emergencies can occur at any time. Whether they participate in sports or not, children could be at risk of a fall or injury to their face. The premature loss of a baby tooth could be concerning, as it could have an impact on how the permanent teeth erupt. Reach out to our dentist in the event that a tooth is dislodged, particularly if it is an adult tooth. Any damage to a tooth, including a chip or a crack, should be cause for alarm. As this provides easy access for bacteria to get to the inside of the tooth. Any signs of an abscess, particularly if accompanied by fever, should be considered a reason to call for an emergency appointment.
Schedule your child’s next checkup with our dentist at HomeTown Dental at Sherman by calling 430-202-5033.