Children’s Dentistry – The Woodlands, TX
Gentle Dental Care for Growing Smiles
Your child has to learn a lot of life skills, and one of the most important is how to properly care for their oral health. Too many times, we’ve seen adults with a fear of the dentist from a bad experience during childhood. Our caring team at Solomon Dental Group actively works to end this problem at the source and give everyone a positive dental experience. We love helping young patients learn that going to the dentist doesn’t have to be something to feel anxious about. Plus, we take time to instruct patients on proper technique, making at-home oral habits more effective.
Why Choose Solomon Dental Group for Children’s Dentistry?
- Several Sedation Methods Available
- Dental Emergencies Welcome
- Caring Dental Team with Years of Experience
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
If you are bringing your young child into our office for the first time, we will spend most of the appointment helping them feel comfortable with us. We will also perform a gentle exam to make sure that your child is developing normally and doesn’t have cavities. Finally, we will answer any questions you may have about their oral care. As they continue to grow, we will add in cleanings and take time to teach them how to brush and floss on their own.
Toward the back of the mouth, the molars and premolars can be more challenging for children to adequately keep clean. The deep grooves used for grinding often allow food debris and bacteria to accumulate there, leading to cavities. The good news is that our team can provide extra protection for these vulnerable surfaces with dental sealants. This clear plastic layer is applied to keep bacteria from settling on and damaging the enamel for up to 10 years.
Although fluoride treatments after a dental cleaning can benefit patients of any age, they are particularly useful for children. Whether your little one is still learning how to be thorough in their brushing routine, or your child can’t be convinced to care enough about their oral health, fluoride treatments can reinforce their tooth enamel and prevent cavities, preserving more of your child’s natural smile. We simply apply the fluoride to your child’s teeth and allow it dry and settle on their teeth for a couple of minutes. It’s that easy!
Did you know that about 78 percent of children will have at least one cavity by the time they turn 17 years old? Our team at Solomon Dental Group is ready to help your child overcome minor decay with composite resin, a biocompatible material that can be colored and shaped to resemble natural tooth structure. Without the metal ingredients found in amalgam fillings, your child can smile with confidence, knowing that their restored teeth look healthy and cavity free.
No matter their skill level or age, if your child participates in sports, they need to wear a protective mouthguard. You never know when they may face an impact to the mouth, even in a non-contact sport, and a mouthguard ensures that their teeth don’t become damaged as a result. Unlike the ones found at stores, our mouthguards are customized to fit your child comfortably. So if your child plays soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, or any other sport, ask us about getting a mouthguard!
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