If you’re a parent, probably one of your favorite things in the entire world is your child’s smile, and you’d do just about anything to keep it healthy as the years go by. When you partner with Kingwood Family Dentistry, looking after your child’s teeth becomes nice and simple. Dr. Mosby is a father of two young sons, so he has plenty of experience working with children, and he along with our entire team will treat your child like one of our own whenever they come to see us. We’ll make sure they enjoy a healthy and confident smile for life, giving you one less thing to worry about! To schedule their next checkup and cleaning, contact us today.
A child should start regularly visiting the dentist for an exam and cleaning as soon as their first little tooth peaks above the gum line. Initially, these routine visits will just consist of a gentle exam to make sure your child’s teeth and mouth are developing properly. As they grow and mature, cleanings will become part of their preventive care, and we’ll work to instill good hygiene habits that your child will benefit from well into adulthood. We’ll work to stop tooth decay before it even starts and quickly fix any problems that might pop up along the way.
Many people have deep grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can cause damage. Because children are still learning good brushing habits, they may develop decay on their hard-to-reach molars. Dental sealants provide extra protection by literally placing an invisible barrier over these vulnerable teeth using a clear, thin layer of composite resin. They take minutes to apply, and with proper care, your children's sealants can easily last up to ten years.
Regular exposure to fluoride either through toothpaste or tap water is beneficial for people of all ages, but especially children, as their enamel doesn’t fully harden until age 14, which makes them particularly susceptible to cavities. We can give your child a topical fluoride treatment at their regular checkups to strengthen their enamel and repair minor areas of decay to prevent them from turning into cavities. The treatment only takes about a minute, but the benefits can last for several months.
Children with mental, physical, behavioral, and sensory special needs deserve high-quality dental care just like everyone else, but they face extra challenges when it comes to home oral hygiene as well as routine dental visits that can’t be ignored. At Kingwood Family Dentistry, we welcome all special smiles to our practice and have the experience to provide effective, stress-free appointments for both parents and children. Just give us a call ahead of your child’s visit, and we’ll gladly make any special accommodations necessary to ensure their comfort.
For children with special needs, those with an extreme fear of the dentist, or little patients who require extensive care, general anesthesia can enable them to literally sleep through their appointment and wake up with no memory of it afterward. This approach helps many children get the care they need that would otherwise be impossible. We’re partnered with a local hospital and work with a licensed anesthesiologist so a child’s safety and comfort can be guaranteed no matter what type of procedure is required.