Loving Pediatric Dentistry in Austin provides a wide range of dental services for children of any age. We are dedicated to making our little patients’ teeth healthy and teaching them how to ensure they stay that way. All our staff are qualified professionals trained to work with children and can make your baby’s visits to a dentist’s office a happy experience.
Services we provide include but aren’t limited to:
- Diagnosis and treatment of teeth, jaws, and gums
- Oral hygiene education
- Caries preventative procedures
To keep you on the right course of ensuring your children’s health, we carry out a comprehensive caries risk assessment at the end of every visit. We can help parents by explaining the necessary preventative techniques that go far beyond regular brushing and flossing. Our experienced dentist may also offer advice on an anti-cavities diet and other lifestyle tips. Every preventative treatment plan is custom-tailored to the needs of your child to account for their personal likes, dislikes, and habits.
How to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy: Tips
It’s essential for parents to understand that primary (also called ‘baby’) teeth are very important for a child. They allow kids to speak properly and chew naturally. However, their primary task is to help form the path for the permanent teeth.
There is also the matter of discipline to consider. Teaching your child to take proper care of their teeth from a young age will form a habit that will remain with them for life. Maintaining oral hygiene is vital to a person’s health as a whole, not only for keeping their teeth strong.
We at Loving Pediatric Dentistry teach our little patients and their parents the following basic rules of comprehensive dental care:
- When caring for the infant’s gums and teeth, parents should use a wet gauze or a washcloth. Carefully remove the plaque from every surface inside the little one’s mouth. If you put the child to sleep with a bottle, don’t fill it with anything but clean water after their teeth erupt.
- Ensure older children brush their teeth two times a day, in the morning and before bed. Use an appropriate toothpaste and brush. Our staff can recommend the best choices for children of different ages.
- Watch the number and type of snacks your child is eating. Sweet and sticky foods as well as sour candy are the most dangerous for the health of their teeth. Try to avoid them as much as possible and only reserve these treats for special occasions.
- Visit a pediatric dentist regularly to keep an eye on the overall health of the child’s teeth and gums and solve any problems fast.