Keeping Up With Your Child’s Oral Health

Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX offers pediatric dentistry

Your kid’s first few years will include a lot of growth and changes. When it comes to their dental hygiene, they will go through growing and losing their first baby teeth, learning how to brush, handling cavities, and more. At Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, Texas, we know how overwhelming it can be to find the right healthcare provider for your young one. We are here to make sure your kid feels comfortable and happy in our chair so that you can have ease of mind. In today’s blog, we are here to explain what we include for children’s dental care.

The First Visit

Regular biannual visits will start for your young one around three years old, but you should bring your young one in for their first appointment around the age of one year old. By this time, their first tooth should have grown in. This initial visit is not like the checkups you receive as an adult. Instead of X-rays, examinations, and cleaning, this appointment is all about getting your kiddo comfortable in the office and with the staff.

Preventive Pediatric Appointments

Around the age of three, your child’s consistent checkups should begin. During these appointments, we will make sure that the teeth are growing properly, and their oral hygiene is in good shape. It can be tricky to get your youngster to cooperate with brushing and flossing. If we notice that they are not reaching certain areas during their hygiene routine, we can give you and them tips on brushing better. The most important part of these early dental visits is building good habits and a bond between the staff and your kid so that they feel comfortable with dental work.

Restoring Cavities And Other Problems

Tooth decay is common in young children. This may be due to a combination of inconsistent oral care and sugary snacks. To limit the risks of cavities, we can help teach your kid how to better care for their smile and try to limit their sweet tooth. If they do have cavities, we can offer tooth-colored fillings to bring the tooth back to prime health.

When your child reaches tween or teen ages, it may be time to start orthodontic treatment. To make this process easy for you, we offer these services in our office. Addressing crooked teeth or misaligned teeth is an essential part of having a healthy and well-functioning smile. If you are ready to start this process, talk to your child’s dentist today.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

We are here to keep your young one’s smile happy and healthy. To schedule an exam and consultation for your child, call Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321. We also proudly serve patients who live in Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities..