Giving Your Child a Reason to Smile, Pediatric Dentist in Carrollton, TX
By Dr. Adnan Saleem
At Hebron Smiles in Carrollton, TX, we welcome patients of all ages to our family friendly practice. We understand that as children grow and develop, oral hygiene and oral health are vital to their overall development. We strive to help our youngest patients maintain a lifelong pattern of good oral hygiene habits and health by providing compassionate care in a fun environment. If you are looking for a children Dentist and team that will truly care for your child through all stages of life, we invite you to book an appointment at our Carrollton, TX office.
When to See a Pediatric Dentist
Since baby teeth fall out, it may seem like you should wait until your child’s teeth are fully developed before seeing a pediatric dentist. It’s best if you bring your child into the dentist within six months of their first tooth erupting, or by their first birthday.
Early dental care has been proven to help in the fight against cavities. As an experienced dental team who has worked with children for many years, we are able to show you the proper techniques for caring for your child’s teeth and monitor the development of their mouth. Detecting potential problems early is important in cavity prevention and to allow for treatments that are quick, gentle, and affordable.
What to Expect from a children Dentist
During those first few visits in the early years; you can expect that the visits will be primarily educational in nature. We will continue to enforce good oral hygiene habits, guide your children in proper brushing and flossing techniques, and recommend common preventative procedures such as fluoride or dental sealants.
As your child gets older, we will continue to monitor oral development, and when appropriate we may recommend corrective or restorative treatments including orthodontics.
It’s important to emphasize the importance of regular oral care for primary teeth. Even though they are temporary, they play a vital role in securing space for permanent teeth as the jaw develops. Additionally, these teeth reside in your child’s mouth for many years, which can equate to a long-time suffering with the pain and embarrassment from cavities or other dental problems.
The Importance of At Home Care
As your child’s partner in oral health, we can’t stress enough the importance of good oral hygiene habits at-home. While we can perform thorough professional cleanings during your child’s twice-yearly appointments, it’s important to maintain good oral care at home. This includes regular brushing and flossing, and good nutrition. As always, we’re happy to answer any questions you or your child have about how to develop and maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home.
Call Hebron Smiles today for a children Dentist Who Truly Cares
Our entire team is committed to ensuring that our youngest patients develop healthy habits and enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. Because of this, we provide a wide range of dental services and are proud to be your family’s partners in oral health. If you live in the Carrollton, TX area, we hope you’ll give Hebron Smiles a call today at (972) 388-3320 to book an appointment.