You and your child have different needs when it comes to your oral health. Your little one needs a special mix of friendly and expert care -- and that means it’s time to visit the trusted children’s dentist in Allen! At Thrive Dental and Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer exceptional care for the whole family. Keep reading to learn what that means when it comes to kids’ growing smiles.
We are agree with the American Association of Dentistry that your first dental visit should be around the age of 6 months. This is when your first tooth erupts through the gumline. We know it seems early but at this age we can show parents how to properly brush their child's teeth to avoid problems in the future. This visit also introduces the child to our Allen dentist so that they become familiar with a dental office.
At the very first appointment we will ask the parents to help us view your child's mouth. We will do a quick little check to see the overall eruption of teeth and oral health of your child's mouth. The first dental visit is quick and does not involve any radiographs unless something is out of the ordinary.
Your kids teeth are prone to decay due to dietary habits and brushing techniques. A good way to strengthen your children's teeth are dental sealants. Dental sealants are a thin layer of composite that gently protects the teeth from bacteria. This composite flows into all of the crevices of the teeth where bacteria tend to hide.
Fluoride is like vitamins for your teeth. All patients can benefit from fluoride but particularly children who's brushing habits are not ideal. Fluoride replaces some of the minerals of your teeth to strengthen them. The stronger your teeth the less likely the need for dental fillings in the future.
We utilize gentle techniques to make your child feel at home. From our TVs (yes we have two in each room), headphones, blankets and pillows, we make all patients feel like they are at home.
Our dentists are highly trained to treat patients of all ages and will take the absolute best care of your child during their first visits with us.
We are always excited to hear from new Thrive Dental patients in Allen, TX. Reach out anytime!
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