Austin Children’s Dentistry
Services Your Child Needs for Better Oral Health
When it comes to taking your child to the dentist, it may not always be the easiest task. Whether they’re afraid or anxious, or they just simply don’t want to go, it can make it difficult to ensure their oral health is properly cared for on a regular basis. At Parkfield Family Dental, we want to alleviate some of that stress and difficulty by providing your little one with a fun, exciting, and even educational experience. Your children’s dentist in Austin will not only carefully examine their teeth but will take time to answer any questions or concerns you or your child may have.
To schedule an appointment, contact us today!
What Typically Happens During a First Visit?
When you bring your child in for their first visit, you can expect nothing but the best. These initial visits are important to establishing and creating relationships between your child and our staff. This will not only make each visit less scary for your child, but it will also help us to get to know them and their personality. This helps when trying to talk to them about ways to care for their oral health as well as how we can make the experience fun.
Apart from this, we will also conduct a thorough and gentle examination and cleaning of your child’s teeth and gums. Dr. Tijerina will look closely at your child’s oral cavity to check for any signs of tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease. Additionally, he will make note of how the teeth are developing and check their bite and alignment.
Your child will then have their teeth cleaned by one of our highly trained dental hygienists, who will remove any plaque and tartar build-up from around the gum line, as well as floss and polish their teeth for a beautiful shine.
Helpful At-Home Care Tips for Parents
To ensure your child is taking proper care of their teeth and gums at home, you, as the parent, may need to encourage and support them as they work to fine-tune their oral hygiene skills.
Some ways you can do this include:
- Setting a timer: This will give your child a way to tell how long they need to brush their teeth. By setting it for two minutes, you can guarantee a proper brushing.
- Turning on some music: Because some children find brushing and flossing to be boring just standing in the mirror, turn on some music, and have a dance party!
- Brushing and floss together: Instead of letting your child do it alone, opt to make it a family affair and take care of your teeth and gums at the same time they do!
Kid-Friendly Services Available
Your children’s dentist offers a wide range of kid-friendly services to ensure the youngest member of your family receives the care they need for optimal oral health.
Some of the available services include:
- Dental Checkups and Cleanings
- Dental Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments
- Nightguards for Bruxism
- Periodontal Therapy
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Emergency Dentistry
- Tooth Extractions
If you have any questions about your child’s oral health regimen, call us at (512) 213-6778 today and speak to our Austin children’s dentist!