Getting the right care now and laying the seeds for proper dental habits could help ensure that your child’s smile lasts well into their adult years. Your little one’s mouth will go through a lot of changes during their early years, and it’s important to bring them in for checkups on a regular basis. Most dental procedures that your child will likely need can be performed right here at Long Family Dental; we want your child to have a grin that makes them feel as good as it looks. Whether it’s for their first dental appointment or their next six-month checkup, you can call us today to set up an appointment for children's dentistry in Midlothian, TX.
Part of the early dental experience is helping your child learn how they can take care of their teeth on their own. In the short time we have during their routine appointments, we can go over their diet and oral habits with them and make a few suggestions. Of course, as the parent, it largely falls to you to make sure that they’re properly practicing dental hygiene at home by encouraging them to brush and floss as well as making good dietary decisions. Remember, about a quarter of children ages 2 to 5 have cavities, and that number roughly increases to half around the ages of 12 to 15; if you don’t want this to happen to your child, constant vigilance is key.
Of course, good oral hygiene at home is just one part of the equation. Biannual examinations and checkups are important if you want to avoid the pain, inconvenience, and expense of a dental emergency. When we find a problem, we will create a treatment plan based on the nature of the problem and how severe it is. Some cavities need to be filled while others might require a root canal. Crowns might need to be placed in order to protect teeth that were damaged or were operated on for root canal therapy. Even baby teeth that will eventually fall out may require these procedures to ensure that oral development proceeds on schedule. We’ll do all we can to keep your children comfortable no matter the procedure; good dental experiences early in life can shape their decisions later in life when it comes to oral health. No matter what their needs are, we strive to be a dental office you can count on.