Children’s Dentistry – Deer Park, TX
Quality Care That Kids Deserve
As soon as your baby’s first tooth erupts, you need to make oral hygiene a priority. As your child grows, they’ll rely on their teeth to learn how to speak clearly and chew a variety of nutritious foods. Dr. Mosley and the rest of our staff can guide you through the different stages of your little one’s dental development, and we’ll provide a soothing, comfortable environment for them to receive their care. Schedule your child’s next appointment by calling us today!
Why Choose Deer Park Dental for Children’s Dentistry?
- Dentist and Team with Decades of Experience
- Welcoming Office with a Soothing Beach Theme
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Children
During your child’s regular visits and cleanings, we’ll take the time to discuss their unique needs with you. For example, some children might need more fluoride while others could benefit from changing their diet. We’ll also help you recognize and address poor habits such as thumb sucking that could lead to orthodontic problems later. Most children will need two dental visits a year, although we might recommend coming in more frequently if they’re suffering from gum disease or a similar issue.
At a young age, your child may have trouble keeping their molars (the teeth near the back of the mouth) clean. To help protect them from cavities, we can apply a thin coating called a dental sealant to any vulnerable teeth. By acting as a barrier, it stops bacteria and food particles from accumulating in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. This procedure may seem simple, but according to the CDC, it can make molar cavities three times less likely in children between the ages of 6 and 11.
Each tooth contains a soft inner layer filled with nerves and blood vessels called pulp. While it’s normally kept safe by the hard enamel layer, pulp can become infected or inflamed if your child’s tooth is severely damaged. To keep your little one’s smile whole, we can perform pulp therapy – also known as a pulpectomy or root canal – to get rid of the infection before it spreads any further. Talk to us if your child is suffering from constant unexplained tooth pain or is sensitive to warm and cool temperatures.