Foster Your Child’s Relationship with Dentistry
Oral health is important at every age, and there is no better time to establish a foundation with dentistry than in childhood. The earlier you introduce your child to the dental environment, the more positive present and future dental experiences will be – and the better our pediatric team can treat any concerns before they escalate. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends your child’s first dental visit be within six months of initial tooth eruption, or no later than their first birthday.
Routine Visits Help Prevent Oral Health Concerns
Even before your child’s first tooth erupts, having a home care and dental cleaning routine is important. Being familiar with your child’s oral health along with keeping up with regular care from infancy into the teen years minimizes decay and gum disease, and the need for future treatment. At Harlingen Family Dentistry, we recommend the following to keep your child’s smile healthy, happy and bright:
Schedule routine biannual dental cleanings and exams.
Co-brush and floss until well into childhood years.
Encourage proper brushing and flossing technique daily.
Ensure a balanced diet for tooth and gum health.
Report any areas of concerns, injury or changes in oral health immediately.
Comprehensive Dental Care for Your Little Ones
In addition to thorough, gentle dental cleanings and exams, our world-class pediatric team delivers the finest in comprehensive care tailored to your little ones. We understand the factors important to pediatric dental health, and you as a parent, and compassionately work with your family to provide the exceptional care your child needs for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Additional pediatric services offered in our state-of-the-art Children’s Dental Clinic include:
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental fillings
- Dental crowns
- Pulpotomies/Root canals
- Tooth extractions/Wisdom tooth extractions
- Orthodontic care
Give your child the gift of a healthy, happy smile, delivered at the hands of a caring, experienced team you trust. Contact Harlingen Family Dentistry today to reserve your child’s cleaning and exam appointment.