When your child is ready for ongoing dental care, the questions you have about what to expect and what to worry about may be overwhelming. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive at our Dallas area practice. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask directly.
Following the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommendation, our pediatric dentist recommends scheduling your little one’s first exam before their first birthday (even if a tooth has yet to emerge). We are experienced in providing infant dental care, and we’ll happily answer all the questions you have about dental health as a new parent.
The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that children undergo an orthodontic consultation when they’re around the age of seven. It’s important for parents to remember that the chances of a successful treatment plan are much higher with a younger patient. At Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend early intervention whenever possible to ensure a healthier, happier smile for your child down the road.
Generally speaking, children, like adults, should receive a dental cleaning and exam every six months upon the sight of the first tooth or by their first birthday (whichever happens first). In this way, our pediatric dentist can familiarize themselves with your child’s dental needs and identify or concerning symptoms at their earliest signs of development.
We certainly can! Our pediatric dentist is highly trained in behavior management techniques designed specifically for anxious children. For more delicate situations, we are also able to use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or sedation dentistry to calm your child and help them maintain a comfortable, safe state of being throughout their treatment.
Absolutely! Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry is open to all children, including those with sensory issues, behavioral disorders, autism, and more.