Pediatric Dentist In Houston, Tx
All About Champions Dental — Your Pediatric Dental Specialists in Houston
We believe a healthy smile is an important key to overall health and confidence, and the earlier you start, the better! The special combination of our educational care and the supportive, preventive nature of routine visits with our team make Champions Dental one-of-a-kind and the perfect place for your family’s dental needs.
Visit our team at Champions Dental today or call to schedule your next pediatric dental appointment. Your children’s healthy, beautiful smile awaits!
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
One of the many services we offer is an enthusiastic, educational first dental visit. Our compassionate, friendly dental team works hard to create a welcoming environment and to provide your child with a positive experience. Along with answering all questions and getting you acquainted with our dental office, we put a fun spin on patient education, teaching your child about proper at-home oral hygiene practices and good nutrition.
A huge part of pediatric dental care is preventive. Learning proper oral hygiene early can make a huge difference in the health of your teeth and gums down the road. With each regular visit to Champions Dental, we take a moment to talk with your child about positive at-home practices and what that can do for their smile. Along with assessing their overall oral health, we check for signs of cavities or plaque build-up, perform a thorough cleaning, and polish off their pearly whites.
Dental x-rays are another service that should be performed on a routine basis. With reduced radiation exposure, x-rays at Champions Dental result in high-quality images that provide us with immediate diagnostic results. Taking normal x-rays helps us ensure the underlying health of your child’s teeth, allowing us to take a look at what’s happening below the surface. This helps us catch and address issues long before deeper damage occurs.
Composite Fillings, Crowns, and Sealants
Tooth fillings, crowns, and sealants are dental procedures that help us either restore or protect the health and integrity of your child’s tooth. These procedures may be warranted when your child has a current or potential cavity, weakened tooth, or damaged tooth. Evaluations during routine visits help us determine if one of these procedures could be beneficial for your child.
Removal of a tooth may be recommended for a number of reasons. If infection or trauma has occurred, removing the infected or damaged tooth is sometimes structurally necessary. This may also be required if your child is experiencing tooth crowding. In the event that tooth extraction is needed, we commit ourselves to maintaining a comfortable, positive environment before, during, and immediately after the procedure.
Your First Pediatric Dental Visit
During their appointment, we will gently examine their teeth and gums, talk to you about their medical and dental history, and gently clean and polish their teeth. We’ll also take the time to talk to them about what they can do to keep their smile healthy and will model correct brushing and flossing techniques that you and your child can practice at home.
We understand that your child’s first dental experience may be met with apprehension. Along with welcoming you to remain by their side during their entire visit, we also encourage you to talk to your child beforehand about what to expect.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prepare my child for their first dental visit?
Our Champions Dental team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at ease as soon as you walk through the door. However, we understand that your child’s first dental visit can be intimidating. We encourage talking to your child beforehand to let them know what to expect. Use positive language and a positive attitude while talking to them about what their visit will look like and why it’s important to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
How do I know when my child is ready for their first dental visit?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child is ready for their first dental appointment once their first tooth emerges. Once they’ve reached this milestone, it’s important to emphasize proper oral hygiene and to schedule routine preventive dental visits in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
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Are dental X-rays safe?
At Champions Dental, our team utilizes numerous safeguards to minimize the radiation received and reduce your child’s exposure during a dental X-ray.