Children’s Dentistry – Houston, TX
Let Them Enjoy Healthy Smiles for Life
Even the youngest smile can develop cavities or suffer from gum disease. That’s why we highly recommend that your child start seeing a dentist before their first birthday, or once their first tooth erupts. Dr. Palmer and the rest of our team can make sure your little one grows up with a clean, healthy smile through excellent, individualized care. We’ll also ensure that your child always feels comfortable during their dental treatment; it’s important for their early experiences with the dentist to be good ones, after all! Contact our Houston office today to schedule your child’s next appointment.
Why Choose Gregory Palmer, DMD & Associates for Children’s Dentistry?
- A Welcoming, Well-Kept Environment
- Dentist That Provides Up-to-Date Individualized Care
- In-Network with All PPO Dental Insurance Plans
Children’s Dental Checkups & Cleanings
For infants younger than a year old, we’ll check their mouths thoroughly and remove any stains by gently scrubbing their teeth with a wet toothbrush or cloth. These visits are also a chance for parents to learn proper brushing techniques as well as other good oral hygiene habits. As your child grows older, we’ll continue to protect their teeth from cavities or other issues, and we’ll help you address developmental issues (such as thumb sucking or misaligned teeth) as early as possible.
The molars can be tricky to keep clean under the best of circumstances thanks to their location and the various grooves in the enamel that give food particles and bacteria plenty of places to hide. For children that have trouble reaching every nook and cranny with a toothbrush, these back teeth are particularly prone to decay. Luckily, with dental sealants – thin, plastic protective coatings placed on the chewing surface of the teeth – we can create a barrier that will help keep your little one’s smile safe while they’re still getting the hang of brushing.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
As a parent, you’ll likely want to encourage your child to participate in sports that will help them make friends and get some exercise. But be careful; over 5 million teeth are lost each year due to sports activities! You should always make sure your child heads out onto the field with a protective mouthguard even if they’re not required to have one. While some mouthguards can be bought off the shelf, we can use dental impressions to create a more comfortable, highly resilient, one-of-a-kind mouthguard for your child.