If your child is 18 or under, then they are more than welcome at The Dental Specialists Pediatric Dentistry. Our experts, Dr. Nelson, Dr. Preece and Dr. John, have years of experience and have undergone extensive training to provide care for children of all ages, so no matter what stage of life your little (or not so little!) one is in, they’re ready to provide the personalized dentistry they deserve. Read on below to learn more about how who we help in our Garland, TX dental office, and how we can partner with your child achieve the healthy, attractive smile they deserve.
We’re ready to help you take care of your child’s smile even before they have teeth! While we recommend that children come in for a quick checkup as soon as their first tooth appears, we can also discuss strategies to keep your child’s mouth clean and healthy before their pearly whites appear. Plus, we can go over ways to avoid common problems like baby bottle tooth decay and share strategies to make teething easier on everyone.
With our toddler patients, our primary goal is to help them feel comfortable in our dental office. Once we establish trust with a child, we find that everything else about their appointments is pretty easy. We can monitor your child’s teeth as they come in to make sure everything is on the right track, provide cleanings and guidance for home hygiene, and fix any minor issues along the way. At each appointment, we’ll help your child form a strong, positive relationship with dental care so that every visit will go smoother than the last.
Professional dental care is especially important when children start school, as they will be spending more time away from home and around friends and teachers, so how they feel about their smile can make a big difference in their self-esteem. On top of the regular checkups, cleanings, and restorative services we offer, we can also provide gentle cosmetic treatments to improve your child’s appearance and boost their confidence if needed. We’ll also discuss how their diet impacts their oral health so they can make wise choices even when you aren’t around.
For teens, the main focus of our care will be making sure their adult teeth come in properly. These are meant to last a lifetime, so routine checkups and cleanings matter even more at this stage. We can repair any cavities or broken teeth that pop up, and our cosmetic services will ensure everyone’s smiles are always selfie-ready. This is also the stage where we may recommend a child begin orthodontic treatment. By starting as soon as possible, the process of straightening the teeth and aligning the bite will be much shorter and easier.
If you’re a parent with a special needs child, then you don’t need us to tell you that dental care, whether it’s at home or in the dental office, can be a challenge. Thanks to having two board-certified pediatric dentists leading our staff, we’re more than ready to serve children with a wide variety of mental, physical, behavioral, and sensory special needs. We’re willing to make any accommodations necessary to ensure stress-free and productive appointments, plus we’ll help you put together a home oral hygiene routine that will drastically lower your child’s risk for the most common dental issues.