Pediatric Dentistry in Cedar Hill, TX
Starting a child early with regular dental exams and care can mean a lifetime of better oral health. From the time a child’s first tooth erupts, the dentist can help start patterns of eating and hygiene that can protect against early tooth decay, as well as tooth alignment and gum problems in adulthood.
In addition to regular cleanings, Dr. Collier can apply sealants to protect young teeth from decay. She can also help select mouthguards to prevent sports injuries and provide timely diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic problems. We, at Indigo Dentistry, welcome children of all ages and will do all we can to make their visit with us a fun one!
Your Child's First Visit
As a new patient in our office, we want to welcome you and your child to our office. Our goal is to make your child feel comfortable in our office by gaining their trust and helping to alleviate their fears. Our kid-friendly team is skilled at helping children have a positive experience in our office.
At your child’s first exam, we ask you to stay with the child in the treatment room. During this visit, we will:
- Review your child’s dental and health information
- Take any necessary xrays and thoroughly examine the teeth, gums, head and neck
- Perform a professional dental cleaning
- Demonstrate correct brushing and oral hygiene techniques
- Discuss proper diet and nutrition
- Determine a treatment plan, if needed
We’re happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. We want this first visit to be educational and fun for both you and your child.
Tooth enamel is dissolved and replaced constantly in the mouth, and fluoride makes that replacement material much stronger. Research indicates fluoride can help prevent cavities by:
- Making the tooth enamel stronger to protect against acids in the mouth formed by bacteria and sugar; and
- Helping reduce the amount of bacteria that stays on the tooth surface.
Water fluoridation is a common practice in U.S. public water systems. However, bottled water, home treatment systems and private well water may not be fluoridated. The use of fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes and a diet that includes foods with natural fluoride may be sufficient. However, children under 6 with any history of decay and older children with a few cavities and other risk factors are at moderate to high risk for decay and may benefit from professional fluoride applications. We will evaluate your child’s dental health and offer fluoride treatments in our office if needed.
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