Children’s Dentistry in Plano, TX
Children’s Dentistry in Plano, TX

SS Dental is proud to offer dental care for the entire family. At our dental office in Plano, TX, you can find both restorative and cosmetic services as well as general exams and cleanings for children and adults.

Importance of Dental Check-ups for Children

You’ve probably heard that you should visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam, but you might not be aware that these check-ups are important to your child’s dental health as well. For children, it’s recommended that their first dental exam take place by age one or when their first tooth appears, whichever comes first. During this first “well-baby visit,” Dr. Z will examine your child’s teeth to check for potential problems as well as educate you on how to best care for young teeth to keep them healthy as your child grows up.

At SS Dental, we’re proud to offer top-notch dentistry in Plano, TX; ensuring the best dental care professionals are deployed to take care of your dental health and wellness.

Children and Cavities

Anyone can develop a cavity, but children are at especially high risk for them. Not only are they just establishing their oral care habits (brushing and flossing properly every day), but they are more likely to have sugars in their diet. Keeping regular visits for your kids at SS Dental is recommended and is beneficial to their oral health. Your children will be able to receive instruction on proper oral care practices and can receive regular fluoride treatments or dental sealants for an added layer of protection for their teeth.

You can help your child by cleaning their teeth 2 times a day before they are able to do it on their own.  Then as they become more independent, they will have already developed good oral hygiene habits.  Brushing and flossing remove plaque, the sticky film of bacteria on teeth.  Brush your child’s teeth (and yours) 2 times a day for 2 minutes each time. You should clean between teeth with floss or another between-the-teeth cleaner every day.  Don’t forget to contact SS Dental to schedule regular exams with Dr. Z and cleanings with our incredible hygienists at least 2 times a year.

Oral Injuries

Children can also be at risk for oral injuries, such as damaged teeth or injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth. This can be due to a sports activity or a simple accident on the playground. If your child should be affected by an injury, it’s important to act quickly in order to best preserve their teeth. Clean the affected area and come see us at our dental clinic near you as soon as possible for treatment. If your child is involved in a sport, we can get him or her fitted with a mouth guard so that they can be protected as they participate in their activities.

SS Dental offers services for the whole family near Dallas, Richardson, Carrollton, Addison, Frisco, McKinney, Garland, Rowlett, Allen, and The Colony as well as in Plano, TX. If it is time for a cleaning and exam for you or your child, make an appointment with us today!