Children’s Dentistry in Fort Worth, TX
Lake Country Dental is dedicated to bringing your children the best dentistry possible. That is why we provide children’s dentistry in Fort Worth, Texas, and surrounding areas of Saginaw and northwest Forth Worth. Our talented pediatrics dentist will work closely with your child to ensure they receive excellent dental care. To schedule an appointment please call our office at (817) 236-8771.
Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Dentistry
What are dental sealants?
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the surface of a child’s back teeth, or molars, to prevent decay and cavities. The coating acts as a protective shield against plaque, bacteria, and acids that cause tooth decay. Sealants are a common, preventative treatment for children under the age of 12 for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Best of all, dental sealants can be applied in as little as one visit to our Fort Worth office.
Are fluoride drops necessary?
Integrating fluoride into a child’s tooth structure is an extremely potent method for preventing tooth decay and maintaining a healthy smile. It’s important to test the amount of fluoride present and determine an appropriate dosage. We strongly suggest checking in with your child’s pediatrician or our Fort Worth dentist before giving your child fluoride.
Is taking care of primary (baby) teeth important?
Yes, taking care of your child’s teeth is essential because their primary teeth help form how they speak, chew, and smile. Their first set of teeth occupy an area in the jaw for permanent teeth to erupt or show through the gums, properly. Losing teeth prematurely can be painful and eventually lead to developmental problems.
How often should I bring my child in for a dental visit?
Children should have their first dental visit by age 1. Your child should visit the dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
Our friendly staff will educate them on the correct and most effective way to brush and floss during their first dental visit. It’s vital to educate children on the importance of oral hygiene as early as possible to ensure a healthy and happy smile.