Shelly’s Smile Neighborhood Dental is proud to offer dental care to the families of Dallas, TX. At our office, you can find both restorative and cosmetic services as well as general exams and cleanings for adults and children.
You’ve probably heard that you should visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam, but you might not be aware that these check-ups are important to your child’s dental health as well. For children, it’s recommended that their first dental exam take place by age one or when their first tooth appears, whichever comes first. During this first “well-baby visit,” your dentist will examine your child’s teeth to check for potential problems as well as educate you on how to best care for young teeth to keep them healthy as your child grows up.
Anyone can develop a cavity, but children are at especially high risk for them. Not only are they just establishing their oral care habits (brushing and flossing properly every day), but they are more likely to have sugars in their diet. Making regular visits to a dentist for kids as recommended is beneficial to their oral health because they will be able to receive instruction on proper oral care practices and can receive a fluoride treatment or dental sealants for an added layer of protection for their teeth.
Children can also be at risk for oral injuries to the mouth, such as damaged teeth or injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth. This can be due to a sports activity or a simple accident on the playground. If your child should be affected by an injury, it’s important to act quickly in order to best preserve their teeth. Clean the affected area and come see us at Shelly’s Smile as soon as possible for treatment. If your child is involved in a sport, we can get him or her fitted with a mouth guard so that they can be protected as they participate in their activities.
Shelly’s Smile offers services for the whole family in Dallas, TX. If it is time for a cleaning and exam for you or your child, make an appointment with us today!