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We Provide Dental Services For Your Children

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When was the last time your little one received a dental checkup? If it has been longer than six months, we suggest placing them on a semiannual visitation schedule to best maintain their little smile! Because the oral hygiene habits they learn in childhood can help preserve their smiles for a lifetime, each visit helps reinforce the importance of caring for their teeth. We go over proper brushing and flossing techniques at each appointment after letting you know if certain areas of their smile require some more attention. Just like adults, children are susceptible to oral threats like gum disease and tooth decay, and their regular checkups can help nip the problems in the bud.

At your Katy, TX, dental practice, we provide preventive dental services for children and adults alike! This means complementing daily oral hygiene habits with professional cleanings and examinations to prevent oral threats and catch them early when they appear. By staying on top of your children’s dental appointment schedule, we can create a record that tracks their development.

Teaching Children The Importance Of Healthy Smiles

By helping your little one adopt healthy oral hygiene habits in early childhood, they will be less likely to need more corrective work later on in adolescence or adulthood. By visiting the dentist regularly, your child learns the importance of taking care of their teeth daily. Because it can take time to master fully cleaning the entirety of their smile, regular exams help us detect areas where plaque or tartar may be hiding. If your young one has trouble reaching their back molars with their brush, we could provide dental sealants that protect from accumulating plaque.

A Child’s First Visit

We suggest bringing your son or daughter to their first checkup by their first birthday or whenever their first tooth erupts. At this meeting, we will perform a simple knee-to-knee exam asking you to hold them in your lap. By introducing ourselves and inspecting the health of their mouth, we hope to make your child feel comfortable for later more involved visits. Beginning around age 2 we ask you to return on a semiannual basis to provide regular cleanings and dental exams.

Treating Children’s Cavities

We encourage restoring your little one’s ones teeth as soon as we discover decay. By maintaining their teeth until it is time to naturally fall out, they maintain the alignment of their bites to accommodate the proper growth of their jaw. Any damage that prematurely removes a tooth or misaligns their bite could lead to serious problems with their growth and development.

Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Scheduling A Cleaning For Your Kids

We looking forward to meeting your child and providing a lifetime of care! For more information on the services we provide for kids, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.