Like adults, children need to visit their dentist at least once every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. In their younger years, children may also need extra help preventing common issues like tooth decay and gum disease until they become more proficient at keeping their teeth clean on their own. From an initial visit, usually just after the second birthday, to more routine visits as they grow older, our office is especially equipped and our team is highly experienced in protecting the smiles of children of all ages.
Preventing dental issues like cavities in children’s smiles benefits their immediate dental health, but also the health and integrity of their permanent teeth and oral structures. Therefore, prevention and education are the main focuses of children’s dentistry. During your child’s appointment, we’ll take extra care to provide a warm, welcoming environment, and to help your child understand the importance of practicing good hygiene at home. We offer treatments such as fluoride treatment and dental sealants that offer enhanced protection against tooth decay, as well as interceptive orthodontic treatment to correct tooth misalignment before it becomes too severe.
Emphasizing good dental health and dental care early in life can help prepare children for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. To learn more, schedule a consultation for your child by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.