Children Dental

Mckinney Pediatric DentistOur McKinney Texas dental office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as one year old. You may want to bring your child in for a dental checkup when he or she is about two so that your child can become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our McKinney dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. Your child’s checkups will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection and periodontal exam. The dentist will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other areas of concern.

As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach oral homecare techniques so that your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. The dentist may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants and fluoride supplements are quick and easy protective measures that can save your little one from cavities.

Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. In some cases, we refer children to pedodontists, who are specialists in children’s dentistry. We will help you make the best choices for your child’s unique and precious personality.