Children’s Dental Health Care in El Paso, TX
Throughout their young lives, children’s teeth and oral structures are constantly growing and developing. This often makes children’s dental care more complex than regular care for adults, which is why our doctors and staff proudly provide a range of highly personalized care options designed specifically for children. From preventive care and hygiene education to providing minimal restorations when necessary, our goal is to help you and your child set the stage for a lifetime of excellent oral health and confidence in their smiles.
The biggest similarity between dental care for children and dental care for adults is the importance of prevention. Like adults, children should attend checkup and cleaning appointments at least once every six months, usually beginning by the age of three years old. Before then, you should bring your child for an initial checkup after the first tooth appears (or by the first birthday). Part of their visit will include fun, educational instruction on how to keep their teeth clean and healthy at home.
Even with excellent, consistent preventive care, children can still experience issues that require correction in order to preserve their smiles’ growth and development. For example, if a cavity develops in a primary (baby) tooth, then it will have to be treated to prevent the infection from affecting the permanent tooth developing near it. Filling the cavity will require a strong focus on minimizing changes to the tooth’s structure and allowing the rest of your child’s teeth enough room and support to continue developing properly.
Make a Dental Appointment for Your Child
Along with personalized preventive and restorative treatments, we also cater to younger patients by creating a warm, welcoming, and kid-friendly atmosphere at our dental offices. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in East and Northeast El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.