At Yorktown Dental Spa in Houston, we understand the unique dental needs of children. Our compassionate and skilled team is dedicated to providing top-notch pediatric dentistry, ensuring your child's oral health journey begins with a positive and comfortable experience. From their first check-up to routine cleanings and any necessary treatments, we prioritize the well-being and smiles of our youngest patients. Yorktown Dental Spa is your family's trusted partner in nurturing a lifetime of healthy smiles for your children.
At Yorktown Dental Spa in Houston, we understand the importance of your child’s oral health. Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, play a crucial role in speech development, proper chewing, and guiding permanent teeth into their correct positions. To maintain your child’s oral health, start cleaning their gums early with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. As teeth emerge, introduce gentle brushing using a soft-bristled toothbrush designed for infants. Fluoridated toothpaste can be used once they begin brushing, but always ensure they spit it out to avoid swallowing excess paste.
The American Dental Association recommends the first dental visit around 12 months of age or shortly after the first baby tooth erupts. Early check-ups help identify potential issues and familiarize your child with the dental environment. Don’t wait for toothaches or emergencies, as that can create fear of the dentist.
Proper nutrition, regular dental visits, and at-home care are key to your child’s oral health. Dental sealants can protect their teeth by preventing food particles from causing cavities in back teeth. Mouth guards should be worn during sporting events to safeguard against injuries, and if a permanent tooth is knocked out, act quickly to preserve it.
Our digital radiography procedures are safe, minimizing radiation exposure. At Yorktown Dental Spa, we’re committed to ensuring your child’s oral health journey is a positive and comfortable one.