Pediatric dentistry for children and teens is very important to us at Allen Dental Center. We know that achieving a lifetime of great oral health starts by receiving top-quality dental care services at an early age. Children who make regular dental visits when they are young are more likely to maintain desirable dental health for a lifetime. Additionally, having to overcome oral health challenges caused by a lack of dental care early can be very difficult. The best bet is to put your child on the right track for great oral health early and help them maintain that path into their adult years.
Our experts encourage parents to start bringing their children in for regular dental visits shortly after their first teeth begin to emerge. Parents should keep an eye out for this between the ages of six months and one year. Our knowledgeable team can provide all of the resources and information needed for parents during this stage. It has also been proven that children who become more familiar with visiting a dentist early in life are less likely to experience any anxiety when receiving dental visits in their adult years. Our team will work to keep your child’s teeth healthy all throughout their childhood and teen years.
Not only do we provide excellent dental treatment for children and teens, we also do everything possible to help our younger patients feel calm and relaxed during their visit. Our patient rooms have flat-screen TVs so that your child can enjoy themselves while we look at their teeth. We can also offer wireless headphones and music if they would prefer that. If your child feels nervous or anxious, we can offer pillows and blankets for comfort. And parents always appreciate our family scheduling options that make it easy to set up visits.
We offer the following pediatric dental services at our practice:
Dental sealants provide an effective barrier for a child’s molars against any harmful bacteria and acids that could otherwise cause harm. They are painless and quick to apply, and they provide the added benefit of making teeth easier to brush.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that offers proven benefits for teeth. When applied directly to teeth, the substance will remineralize a child’s tooth enamel and can even reverse the early effects of tooth decay. Young children can benefit greatly from fluoride applications since the substance can incorporate itself into the development structure of teeth. Doing this will strengthen the child’s teeth and make it less likely for them to experience any deterioration or decay later on.
We provide tooth-colored composite fillings for children who have developed cavities or other types of minor tooth decay. A filling will seal off any voids so that harmful materials cannot access its inner structure. Our tooth-colored fillings are extremely safe for patients of all ages, and they offer a natural appearance.
Emergency dental treatments are for those unexpected moments in life when a child requires a restoration on short notice. A chipped, cracked or lost tooth can have serious consequences both to your child’s appearance and their overall oral health. Our team takes great pride in offering top-quality emergency treatments for children so that they can recover their beautiful smiles.
Bring your child or teen to Allen Dental Center so that they receive the quality treatment and care they deserve. Our oral health experts and dedicated staff love working with younger patients, and we look forward to serving your child. Please call us at (972) 349-1127 to schedule an appointment.