Children’s Dentistry – Austin, TX
A child’s smile is a beautiful yet fragile thing; it needs to be well-cared for if you want your little one to be able to get the most out of it later in life. Dr. Wong and Dr. Caballero have worked with children of all ages, and they know that it takes a gentle, understanding touch to help them feel at ease in the dental chair. Whether it’s for a regular checkup or a concern with their dental development, now’s a good time to call us and set up your child’s next appointment.
Why Choose Avenue Dental for
- Doctors Who Speak Spanish and Chinese
- A Staff That Cares About Its Patients
- Variety of Child-Friendly Personalized Services
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
If it’s your child’s first time at our dental office, we’ll spend the first visit helping them get accustomed to the sights and sounds of our practice. We want our office to be a place where they can feel safe at all times. As they get older, we’ll teach them how to take care of their teeth and gums at home. Over time, your little one’s dental needs may change as they develop; we can let you know ahead of time about what steps you need to take to make sure that their smiles grow in a healthy way.
Your child’s molars will erupt around the ages of 6 and 12. Because these teeth are at the back of the mouth and contain numerous crevices where bacteria can become trapped, they are typically harder for children to clean. While we can’t completely eliminate the risk of cavities, we can give the teeth an additional layer of protection. Dental sealants cover the tops of the teeth and act as a barrier against the harmful substances that can cause decay.
Tooth decay is a very common childhood disease, and any cavities that form should be filled immediately. But that doesn’t mean that your child has to be stuck with an unattractive piece of metal in their mouth for the rest of their life; quite the contrary, they can continue to have a beautiful smile to show off to their peers thanks to tooth-colored composite resin. This material blends in so perfectly with the enamel that casual observers generally can’t tell the difference!
It’s great for your child to have a sport they love to play, and as a parent you’ll naturally want to nurture that love. Of course, that means you need to make sure that your young athlete is stocked up with the best safety equipment possible – including a custom-fitted mouthguard that will protect their teeth and gums from sudden impacts on the field. When a mouthguard has been professionally fitted to your child’s mouth, it will provide greater protection against oral injuries.