Your Family's Pediatric Dentists in Cedar Park, TX
We welcome patients of all ages, from infants to teens to adults and seniors! Our experienced dentists and staff can accommodate the unique needs of every patient, regardless of age or dental care needs. From our welcoming children’s play area to our TVs which children (and adults!) can watch while they receive treatment, to our nitrous oxide sedation services for particularly anxious patients, we are thoroughly equipped and experienced in creating a relaxing, fear-free visit for your child.
Schedule Twice a Year Pediatric Dental Check-Ups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday or their first tooth, whichever comes first! Baby teeth are very important in a child’s early physical, social, and psychological development; they help your baby chew, speak and smile! And though they eventually fall out, baby teeth are very important place-holders for a child’s developing and permanent adult teeth. Between the ages of 5 and 12 is when it is most important to teach your children proper dental hygiene and visit the dentist twice each year, as this is when most of their adult teeth come in.
Our team is passionate about teaching the whole family about the proper care for teeth and gums. We also encourage parents to spend time with their children at home fostering positive feelings toward brushing, flossing, and the dentist.
What to Expect During Your Child’s Dentist Appointment
At your child’s dental visits, our dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning, which helps remove plaque and build-up from the areas your child may miss when brushing or flossing. We also track your child’s oral development by taking baseline x-rays at their first visit and then as needed as they grow. These x-rays help us monitor underbites, crossbites, or any spacing issues that may require orthodontics – such as spacers or braces. Our dentist will also examine your child’s gums for gum disease or inflammation.
In addition to routine dental exams and cleanings, your child could benefit from additional preventive dental treatments including fluoride and dental sealants.
Pediatric Dental Sealants
Even the most avid brusher and flosser can miss some of the tiny grooves and pits on healthy teeth, especially those toward the back of the mouth. So to treat those hard-to-get areas, Blooming Dental offers painless dental sealants in Cedar Park, TX to keep healthy teeth in tip-top shape. Dental sealants are also great for preventing cavities in kids!
Dental Sealants are a thin, plastic-based protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth: the premolars and molars. Though they are most commonly applied to children’s teeth, which are at high risk of tooth decay due to the way the grooves and fissures of the teeth develop, sealants can also be beneficial to adults!
Dental Sealants Procedure
Getting dental sealants is quick and painless. The procedure involves thoroughly cleaning and drying the teeth, applying an acidic solution that gives the sealant a better surface to adhere to, brushing on the liquid sealant material, then hardening it with a special light that cures and strengthens the material. The sealant acts as a shield between your tooth enamel and harmful bacteria and plaque that cause tooth decay.
Though not permanent, sealants typically last 3-5 years and can even last for up to 10 years with good oral hygiene, though they should be checked periodically for chipping and wear during regular dental exams. They can be repaired by adding more sealant material or replaced entirely.
Sealants must be applied to healthy teeth and not ones that already have some decay, so the time to seal out decay is now! Dental sealants are a great, simple step that can save you and your teeth from more costly treatments and stress down the road.
Schedule Your Cedar Park Pediatric Dentist Appointment
Our team at Blooming Dental is committed to your family, and that means we love helping kids learn about the importance of dental hygiene and overall dental health. Schedule their preventive dental appointment in Cedar Park, TX today!
Scheduling for the Whole Family
We know how busy life can be with kids, so schedule your children for same-day appointments and let us care for the teeth of your whole family!