When you bring your child or teen in for a dental checkup or treatment, you should feel confident in knowing that they will receive the best possible care. Our team of experts enjoys treating patients of all ages, and we love helping children and teens achieve great oral health and beautiful smiles. We know that many children feel nervous about receiving dental care, and we do everything we can to help younger patients feel relaxed and comfortable. By choosing DFW Dental Service, you are giving your child the best opportunity for achieving a lifetime of excellent oral health.
Making sure that your child receives proper dental care as early as possible is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. In fact, we encourage parents to start bringing their children in for regular visits by the time their first teeth begin to emerge. This is usually between the ages of 6 months and one year. Just like adults, it is crucial that children provide proper care for their teeth. And as many people learn the hard way, it’s much easier to keep teeth healthy than it is to restore damaged teeth. Additionally, making visits at an early age will help a child feel more comfortable with receiving dental care as they grow older.
Our practice offers the following pediatric dental services:
- Sealants: Dental sealants are a thin layer of acrylic that is painted over the surface of the back molars. They establish a barrier that protects the teeth from damage caused by bacteria and plaque. Sealants are very easy to apply, and they can help protect a child’s teeth for many years. They are also useful for making teeth easier to clean since they smooth out the rough surfaces that are present on molars.
- Fluoride Applications: Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in water and in certain foods. Although we obtain small amounts of fluoride through our diet, using concentrated amounts has proven benefits for teeth. Applying fluoride directly will strengthen teeth and reverse the early effects of tooth decay. This procedure is fast and painless.
- Fillings: A dental filling is one of the most effective treatment methods for repairing the damage caused by a cavity. We provide composite, tooth-colored fillings that leave teeth looking natural. Teeth that have been treated with fillings can be cared for in the same manner as healthy, untreated teeth.
- Emergency Dentistry: It can be very scary when your child experiences a sudden dental issue. Whether it’s a chipped tooth or a sudden toothache, our team will do everything possible to see your child as quickly as possible. We will help your child remain comfortable the entire time, and our caring staff will be by their side from start to finish. If your child ever requires dental treatment on short notice, DFW Dental Service will be there.
Help give your child the best chance for achieving a lifetime of great oral health by bringing them in for a visit at DFW Dental Service. Please call us at (214) 960-2291 to schedule an appointment.