From six-month-olds who have just gotten their first tooth to pre-teens in need of fillings, children’s dentistry is a passion for Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry. Based in Carrollton, Texas, and serving children throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, the office brings experience and a friendly bedside manner. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about their pediatric dentistry services.
A pediatric dentist specializes in providing comprehensive primary oral care and treatment for infants, children, and adolescents. In addition to offering a kid-friendly environment, Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry’s dentist and hygienists are experienced at putting children at ease, whether they’re having a routine cleaning or getting a cavity filled. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children have their teeth cleaned and examined by a dentist every six months.
In addition to providing thorough cleanings and exams to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, the dentist will assess your child’s teeth alignment and determine if there is enough room for the arrival of his or her permanent teeth.
Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry also offers several crucial preventive services to further ensure optimum dental health. These include X-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and custom mouth guards for athletes and those participating in recreational sports.
Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry offers parents the following tips:
Make it a game, brush along with your child, do whatever it takes to make he or she brushes for two minutes twice a day and flosses daily.
Babies suck for comfort which is completely natural and won’t harm their oral health. However, by the time a toddler’s front teeth start to break through the gums, sucking should be stopped. It can cause issues with growth and teeth alignment.
Pain from teething can be alleviated by gently rubbing your baby’s gums with either a clean finger, cool small metal spoon, or wet gauze. A teething ring may help as well.
Good nutrition — fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain bread, lean sources of protein (meat, poultry, fish, and eggs) and dairy products — are crucial for proper bone, gum, and teeth development. Also, be sure to limit sugars and starches which promote tooth decay.
For more tips on taking care of your child’s teeth or if you want to schedule an appointment for your child, call the office or book an appointment online.