Parents bring children to Houston dentist for examinations that can help prevent the need for teeth correction
Patients who visit the team at Vivid Dental in Houston want the best for their children. They often bring their infants in for their first dental check-ups to ensure optimal oral health. We teach parents that early intervention can help prevent the need for teeth correction in the future. Parents can help protect their children’s smiles by teaching them good oral hygiene habits.
Our team strives to make dental visits for children (and parents) as enjoyable as possible. We love seeing children of all ages at our comfortable and relaxing office. During an examination, we count the teeth and may take x-rays, which are used to examine the jawbone and tooth roots. Teeth cleanings also can ensure oral health remains in excellent condition. We may recommend dental sealants, which can reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.
For dental sealant treatment, we thoroughly clean the teeth that will be sealed. Then, we place an absorbent material around them to keep them dry during the procedure. We will paint a natural-looking composite resin material on the depressions and grooves of the back teeth. This forms a protective shield over the tooth enamel. The sealant bonds onto the teeth and can protect them from decay.
Dental sealants keep plaque and food from entering the depressions in the teeth. Treatment is simple, quick, and pain-free. We offer nitrous oxide, which can ease nerves. This sedative is known as “laughing gas” and wears off quickly after the procedure. After treatment, children have a protective shield on the teeth that can last up to a decade with excellent oral hygiene habits.
We recommend children return to Vivid Dental at least every six months for check-ups, which include examinations and teeth cleanings. We will check the health of their mouths, teeth, and gums and function of the sealants. When necessary, we can replace chipped or worn down sealants.
You can trust the Vivid Dental team to take good care of your children and their oral health. To schedule an appointment with our dentist, call our friendly and knowledgeable team at (281) 809 4902 today.