Growing smiles have very unique needs compared to adult smiles. Our team at Sunny Dental knows how to help children feel welcome and comfortable in the dental office and loves teaching children how to care for their teeth. With years of experience helping little smiles shine with children's dentistry in Lancaster, TX, we treat every child as if they were our own. Whether they just need routine checkups and cleanings, natural-looking restorations, or custom-made mouthguards for sports, we can teach your child healthy habits that lead to lifelong oral health. If it’s been awhile since their last dental appointment, give us a call.
Whether your child has all baby teeth, their permanent teeth, or a mixture of the two, it’s important to maintain a healthy smile. The baby teeth play an essential role in enabling the adult teeth to come in straight. During their semi-annual checkups and cleanings, our compassionate, friendly team can happily help prevent cavities and teach your little one how to care for their teeth every day at home.
As your child learns how to brush and floss properly, we can place dental sealants on their most vulnerable teeth. This protective barrier keeps food particles, plaque, and acids from touching the enamel surface. It’s a lot like putting a cover on your car! Dental sealants are a thin layer of dental plastic that is applied over the deep grooves of the back teeth. Even though this procedure takes only a few minutes to complete in our dental office, it is completely painless and can stop cavities for about 10 years.
Patients of all ages can benefit from fluoride treatments during their checkup and cleaning appointments, but this highly concentrated fluoridated paste is particularly useful for children because they are still in the process of learning proper oral hygiene. In addition to using a fluoridated toothpaste at home, these treatments will reinforce their enamel and significantly reduce their risk of cavities. After we clean their teeth, we’ll apply the fluoride, and within minutes they’ll be all set for the next six months.
Don’t be surprised if your child develops a “sugar bug” or two as they develop their oral hygiene skills. Cavities are fairly common, but our team can quickly fix the problem in just a single appointment. We’ll remove decayed enamel and replace it with composite resin, which can be colored to match the natural tooth. As a result, the tooth shouldn’t stand out or attract attention in your child’s healthy-looking smile.
Did you know that nearly half of all tooth-related injuries occur while playing sports? Just like you’d never send them out onto the field without their helmet, shin guards, or whatever other safety equipment they need, make sure that they have a mouthguard to protect their smile. Although you can find mouthguards in stores, these often get “forgotten” or left behind because they can be uncomfortable or ineffective. We can provide a custom-made appliance, which doesn’t have these common problems.