Children’s Dentistry – Beaumont, TX
We Welcome Patients
of All Ages!
A child’s first visit to the dentist can be a little scary, just like any new experience. The team at West End Dental Group enjoys gently treating the little smiles of the community during a children’s dentistry appointment. We like to begin helping children around the ages of three or four, which gives them enough time for most of their baby teeth to grow in. We’re happy to help your child achieve optimal oral health, so please call us today to schedule your loved one’s examination.
Why Choose West End Dental Group for Children’s Dentistry?
- Accepts Patients as Young as One Year Old
- Accommodations for Children with Special Needs
- Friendly Dentist and Team Members
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
During every children’s dentistry appointment, we carefully check each of your child’s teeth for any signs of cavities or decay. If we detect anything troublesome, we will show you the best course of treatment. After we examine your child's mouth, we will perform a gentle cleaning in order to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the enamel.
As your child’s teeth are being cleaned, we’ll review the basics of dental hygiene with them just to refresh their memory. After all, kids are busy people and can forget information easily. To keep them in the loop about the best way to care for their teeth, we’ll simply reteach them brushing and flossing tips.
When your child is still learning their oral care routine, it can be difficult for them to reach some of the deepest areas of their mouth. This includes the molars and premolars, both of which are actually some of the most difficult areas to clean. With dental sealants, we can effectively paint thin plastic coverings over their most vulnerable teeth. This protects them from food debris and bacteria for at least ten years, giving them plenty of time to perfect their oral care habits and reduce their risk of cavities.
Children are at much higher risk of developing tooth decay than the average patient, so it’s especially important that their preventive dental care is closely managed. With routine fluoride applications accompanying their checkups and cleanings, we can protect their developing tooth enamel, reduce the risk of decay, and make sure their baby teeth fall out when they are supposed to. Application only takes a few minutes, is totally painless, and offers long-term protection up until their next appointment!
We know that you’d do anything to protect your child’s teeth. However, bacteria can show up in ways you didn’t see coming. If a cavity does appear, the good news is we can treat it and prevent future damage to your child’s developing teeth, whether it was a baby tooth or a permanent one. Instead of using silver amalgam to restore teeth, we use tooth-colored composite resin, a material that can be shaded to match your child’s current enamel without sacrificing protection.
Do you participate in a sport? If you do, let us know. We can create a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth from impact and injury during a game or practice. Since our mouthguards are custom-made, they are far more comfortable to wear and way more effective at protecting your child’s developing teeth. No longer will your child “forget” to bring their mouthguard to practice. The West End Dental Group team wants to protect your teeth inside and outside our office.