Children's Dentistry

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Children’s dentistry, as the name suggests, refers to dental treatments adapted according to the specific needs of children. Our dental clinic includes pediatric dentists, and we maintain a warm, inviting, kid-friendly environment where your children may feel safe and comfortable. Placing a unique emphasis on preventative dentistry, we adapt all treatments and techniques according to children’s unique psychological needs, helping them develop a positive relationship with oral hygiene and dentistry.

What is children’s dentistry?

Children’s dentistry, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a branch of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems related to children. Our dentists examine your children’s teeth periodically to ensure their permanent teeth erupt without malocclusion, overcrowding, and other problems. We also focus on children’s oral hygiene and habits, helping them develop a positive relationship with dentistry, which would help them lead a life with perfect teeth.

Pediatric dentists are uniquely trained to identify some dental problems common amongst children, such as caries in milk teeth. However, they also modify all other dental treatments, such as fillings and dental cleanings, to ensure children feel comfortable. The pediatric dentist may use special kid-sized and colored equipment to reduce your children’s anxieties. Children’s dentistry also places a strong emphasis on dental education to foster a positive relationship with oral hygiene and dentistry.

Children’s dental concerns include…

Poor Habits

Children often exhibit habits that can affect the shape and position of their teeth. Thumb-sucking and mouth breathing, for example, increase the risk of crooked teeth, malocclusion, bad breath, gum disease, and other dental problems. Children’s dentistry focuses on helping children break poor oral habits, facilitating optimal dental development.

Teething Problems

Children must start teething at an early age in order to be weaned onto solid foods. However, some children experience teething problems, such as improper jaw development and the late eruption of baby teeth, necessitating dental treatments and care.

Malocclusion

Malocclusion is a condition that often occurs in the transition phase as the baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. The upper and lower teeth might not meet properly when the jaws are closed, leading to speech problems and teeth grinding. Pediatric dentistry is necessary to restore optimal bite and occlusion.

Dental Caries

Milk teeth are extremely susceptible to dental caries because children love eating sweets, and they’re less likely to follow optimal oral hygiene, increasing the risk of gum disease and bacterial infections. Pediatric dentists help your children avoid caries or treat them at the earliest stage to avoid jaw problems and malocclusion.

Children’s dentistry includes…

  • Regular teeth cleaning
  • Dental sealants on molars and premolars
  • Emergency dental extractions
  • Tooth-colored dental fillings
  • Mouthguards to protect teeth
  • Nightguards for children with bruxism
  • Dental education about oral hygiene
  • Counseling to overcome poor oral habits

Why Choose
Energy Dental?

Energy Dental is a warm and friendly dental clinic where we want you and your children to feel comfortable. We’re committed to breaking the assumption that all dental clinics are scary places. Instead, we ensure your children actively look forward to their routine dental checkups and treatments, helping them develop a lifelong positive relationship with oral hygiene. Please schedule an appointment at our dental clinic in Houston, TX, for more information.

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