Children's Dentistry Services
By Dr. Tim Simpson on January 23, 2013
Good dental health and a great smile really goes back to your childhood. By getting a great start on dental care, you are more likely to have a beautiful, healthy smile later in life. That's why many parents bring their children to our practice in order to take the first steps toward a brighter tomorrow. If you're curious about what pediatric dental care services an Odessa, TX cosmetic dentist can provide, we'd like to take a moment right now to look at the basics of children's dentistry. This should give you a good idea of how we can provide excellent dental care services for the entire family.
Special Considerations for Children
Children obviously have different dental care needs than adults, especially if they are very young and are still dealing with their milk teeth/baby teeth. Since children are still growing, there are many factors to keep in mind, and many dental problems that can be addressed sooner rather than later. The team at our Abilene cosmetic and restorative dentistry center keeps all of these matters in mind when designing dental treatments.
The team also remains mindful that children should be made to feel at ease every minute they're at the practice. This helps build positive impressions of dental care. These positive impressions can mean a lot when they grow older, reducing sensations of anxiety at future dental visits.
Dental Care for Toddlers
Toddlers who are teething will be checked to ensure that their baby teeth are coming in properly and are free from cavities and decay. We will be sure to give parents tips on cleaning their toddler's developing teeth and how to address thumb sucking and other issues.
Preventative Care and General Dentistry
As children grow older, their needs begin to mirror adult needs. In such cases, preventative care and cleanings become part of the dental treatment routine. X-rays and other diagnostic tests are performed in order to keep tabs on the child's dental development. If your child develops cavities, then basic Odessa, TX restorative dentistry procedures will be performed as needed.
Pediatric Dental Emergencies
Accidents can happen, and when they happen to children, these matters should be addressed delicately and in a timely manner. If your child experiences a dental injury, make sure that he or she has any pressing medical needs addressed first. Once those are addressed, we will assist your child with his or her dental emergency.
Early Patient Education
In addition to building positive impressions about dental care specialists and various kinds of dental care services, we also want to instill good habits in your child. This is accomplished through solid patient education. By letting your child know about dental problems and dental health concerns, we're empowering them for their future.
Tooth misalignment and issues with jaw structure can all result in a number of dental problems. In order to improve the quality of a child's bite and dental health, orthodontic treatments may be required. This may involve the use of headgear, braces, or other devices.
Learn More About Comprehensive Family Dental Care
For more information about comprehensive family dental care and other issues related to overall dental health, we encourage you to contact our Abilene cosmetic dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results.
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