Dental Care for Infants Through High School Age
Our Dental Services
East Texas Children’s Dentistry provides the most comprehensive treatment for children with a focus on pediatric preventative care. Our goal is to make your child’s visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We follow all American Dental Association guidelines when providing care, and our gentle pediatric dental team treats children with kindness and compassion. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and committed to providing your children with the highest quality dental care.
Preventive dental care at East Texas Children’s Dentistry is a great way to ensure a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Children should see the dentist twice a year, around their first birthday and again by age two. Since teeth begin forming before birth (and some babies are born with teeth), we recommend that children see our doctors as soon as they’re able. We’ll also recommend preventive measures to help keep your little one’s smile healthy!
During routine check-ups, we take the time to educate your child on proper hygiene techniques and healthy oral habits. Our hygienist will clean your child’s teeth, and one of our dentists will perform a complete examination to wrap up the appointment. If the dentist has reason to recommend additional restorative services, they will explain possible treatments and next steps.
Restorative dental care can help you protect your child’s smile. It focuses on preventing future dental problems, early diagnosing and treating cavities, poor oral health, and misaligned teeth. Restorations are also used to fill in decayed areas.
At East Texas Children’s Dentistry, we now have a Salea Laser machine. It can be used for various dental procedures, but most importantly, it eliminates the drill, noise, and pain of dental procedures. With the laser, patients don’t have to be numbed and can receive care without anesthesia.
If you want to protect your child’s teeth from cavities, dental sealants (sometimes called “cavity-fighting sealants”) are the way to go. They keep plaque and bacteria from building up on your child’s permanent molars — a big risk factor for tooth decay. The sealant acts like a shield that prevents damaging acids produced by plaque from damaging tooth enamel.
Dental emergencies can be traumatic and painful. If your child is experiencing an emergency or an accident involving their teeth, we are available for emergency care. Call us immediately at 903-577-9900, and we will schedule an appointment for them as soon as possible. If you call after hours, please follow the instructions on the voicemail message on how to contact us.