Children’s Dentistry – Plano, TX

Giving Your Child’s Growing Smile a Brighter Future

Happy father and daughter after receiving children’s dentistry in Plano

At River Bend Dental, we understand that you want to help your child develop good oral hygiene habits at an early age. We do, too! This is why we offer children’s dentistry services that are designed to not only reduce the risk of dental decay, cavities, and gum disease but also create a positive environment where kids can learn about good oral hygiene and how to keep teeth and gums healthy at home. If you are ready to let us help your child get excited about their smile, give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Children’s Checkups & Cleanings

Child visiting dentist’s office

You can save a lot of time and money by bringing your child to the same dental office you count on for checkups and cleanings. When your little one arrives for their first visit, we’ll help them get used to their surroundings and make sure that they’re comfortable while we take care of their teeth and gums. We’ll carefully monitor the way their mouths are developing, and we’ll let you know right away if you have reason to be concerned.

Dental Sealants

Digital view of dental sealants

Children are more likely to develop cavities than adults because they haven’t gotten the hang of brushing and flossing yet. While we can’t completely eliminate the risk of tooth decay, we can reduce it significantly with the help of dental sealants, which are thin layers of plastic that seal the molars and premolars away from harmful bacteria and plaque. This helps keep your child’s most cavity-prone teeth safe during the years when they’re still developing oral hygiene skills.

Fluoride Treatments

Girl receiving fluoride

Young smiles often lack the necessary amount of fluoride to stave off cavities. As a result, it is imperative that dentists offer additional fluoride treatment. These quick and painless applications can occur during regular exams and cleanings, as they are geared to protect and strengthen tooth enamel in between appointments. Should our team find that your child is not receiving enough fluoride, you can expect that we will recommend this type of treatment at their six-month checkups and cleanings.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Young girl receiving a tooth-colored filling

Although the goal is to keep cavities from forming, one can develop in the smallest crevices, even if good oral hygiene habits are practiced regularly. When this happens, our team can suggest a tooth-colored filling to fix the problem. Using malleable composite resin that is designed to match your child’s existing teeth, this substance also does not expand, so it will not cause further damage to the tooth.

Athletic Mouthguards

Boy wearing mouthguard while playing football

Watching your child play sports can be a fun and exciting time, but it can lead to disaster if they suffer a serious injury. Making sure their smiles are fully protected is essential if you want to avoid the emergency dentist, so don’t hesitate to inquire about customized athletic mouthguards. Made to fit comfortably inside your child’s mouth, they are crafted from impressions taken of their teeth and work to provide maximum protection against unnecessary pressure and accidental falls.