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Children's Dentistry in Greenville, TX

Graham Family Dental & Spa believes that your child’s first visit to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. Introducing your child to dental care from an early age helps reduce their fear of the dental chair and also introduces them to good oral practices early on.

Kids during their visit at our Children's Dentistry in Greenville, TX.
Why Children’s Dentistry Is Important

Our dentist in Greenville, TX, not only offers detailed exams, cleaning, and treatment for children. We also provide reliable guidance regarding brushing, flossing, and diet recommendations. Contrary to popular opinion, parents should avoid ignoring cavities and problems with milk teeth just because they will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth.

Tooth decay, infections, and cavities can travel down to the gums and spread under the gum line. Untreated milk teeth cavities can result in many dental problems during adulthood. We offer an extensive range of dental services for children of all ages from infants to teens.

Early Childhood Tooth Decay Treatment

Our dentists in Greenville will check the oral cavity for any signs of problems or abnormalities and suggest further diagnosis or treatment. We’re experienced in dealing with young patients, and you can depend on us to take care of them every step of the way.

Tooth decay can occur in infants as a result of bottle sucking; this is called baby bottle tooth decay. Early tooth decay can result in a lot of pain and cause your infant to cry and feel uncomfortable. Caregivers and parents can also pass on bacteria to infants by wetting the pacifier with their lips or feeding them half-chewed food bits.

Very young children or infants may also develop tooth decay when they are exposed to liquids other than water like sweetened juices, for example. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that parents should begin dental checkups as soon as the first tooth erupts.

Our dental office in Greenville offers the following Children’s Dental services:
  • Cavity prevention and treatment
  • Sealants and fluoride
  • Treatment for gum disease
  • Invisalign
  • Exams and cleaning

Our friendly team at Graham Family Dental & Spa invites you to seek reliable children’s dentistry services near you at the earliest.

Children's Dentistry FAQ

At what age should I start taking my child to the dentist?

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It's recommended to take your child for their first dental visit as soon as their first tooth appears or by their first birthday. Early visits help to catch any potential issues and get your child accustomed to regular dental checkups, setting the foundation for healthy oral habits.

Why are baby teeth important if they're going to fall out anyway?

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Baby teeth play a crucial role in a child's development. They hold space for permanent teeth, aid in speech development, and enable children to chew properly. Maintaining the health of baby teeth is vital for preventing decay and ensuring the proper eruption of permanent teeth.

What is the best way to clean my child's teeth?

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For infants, gently clean their gums with a soft, clean cloth. As teeth emerge, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. As children get older, assist them in brushing twice a day and flossing daily, teaching them to spit out toothpaste rather than swallow it.

How can I make dental visits less scary for my child?

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Start dental visits at an early age to get your child familiar with the dentist's office. Talk positively about dental visits and role-play dentist visits at home. Our dentist strives to create a welcoming, child-friendly environment, ensuring a positive experience for young patients.

What are dental sealants, and does my child need them?

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Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth, where decay often starts. They are particularly beneficial for children who are still mastering their brushing skills. Our dentist can recommend if and when sealants would be beneficial for your child's teeth.