It is generally recommended that an infant be seen by a children’s dentistry provider at six months of age. Your child’s first dental visit is usually short and involves little treatment. This visit gives your child an opportunity to meet the dentist in a non-threatening and friendly way. Some children’s dentists may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. It is important you find a dentist who specializes in pediatric dentistry, as their needs are much different than those of adults.
Providing Dental Services to Children in San Antonio & Lytle, TX and the Surrounding Areas
When you visit our offices in San Antonio & Lytle, TX for children’s dentistry, we want to accomplish more than simply providing an exam. Sometimes, more important than the exam is to ease your child’s fears, or concerns about the visit. We take the time to earn your child’s trust and allow them to feel comfortable before the exam. During the exam, your dentist will check your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine their bite, and look for any potential problems. If necessary, the dentist or hygienist will clean any teeth and assess the need for fluoride.
Topics Children’s Dentistry Providers May Discuss:
- Good oral hygiene – fluoride needs, proper nutrition and teething
- Fluoride needs
- Oral habits – (thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking)
- Developmental milestones
If you have concerns about your child’s dental health or if it is time for their first or their bi-annual checkup, talk to the pediatric dentistry providers that have the experience needed to provide proper dental care to your child. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Dental to give your children the care needed to maintain healthy teeth and gums for years to come. Dr. Dental has three convenient locations to make getting to the dentist easy and headache free.
We are Children’s Dentists in San Antonio that understand that visiting the dentist can be both a boring and scary experience for children. Our practice takes Children’s Dentistry seriously and knows that the only way for children to practice good oral hygiene in the future is to have positive experiences early on.
When your child visits one of Dr. Dental’s Children’s Dentists in San Antonio he/she will have the opportunity to play PS3 and Xbox while they wait to be seen and watch cartoons during their exam.
A Pediatric Dentistry Practice Providing You & Your Child with Peace of Mind
To keep your child comfortable we invite one parent/guardian in the treatment room with them. Knowing you may have questions, we take the extra time to sit down and ensure you fully understand the treatment your child will receive. Regardless of the comforts we offer, we know that some children will still suffer from anxiety before a dental procedure. Our experienced children’s dentists offer nitrous and conscious sedation for children, and free Wi-Fi so you can surf the web while your child is being treated.
Children Dental Procedures/Treatments:
Call 210-60-(SMILE) to schedule an appointment with our Lytle Texas location, or one of our two San Antonio dental offices; Potranco or Eilan (near La Cantera).