Pediatric preventive dentistry is an essential aspect of maintaining a child’s oral health and overall wellbeing. Contrary to common belief, primary teeth play a pivotal role in a child’s development, and are every bit as valuable as their future adult teeth. Ignoring their care can have lasting consequences, which is why prioritizing preventive dentistry is paramount.

Our preventive services include:

Our dedicated pediatric dentist and team are committed to safeguarding your child’s oral health. We recognize that children are not immune to dental issues; in fact, they can be more susceptible to cavities and other problems. That is why our focus is on prevention to spare your child unnecessary discomfort and expense in the future.

Key components of pediatric preventive dentistry include regular dental cleanings and exams, dental sealants, fluoride treatments and guidance on improved home care, including proper brushing and flossing techniques. We also provide mouth guards for active children and offer nutritional counseling to promote healthy teeth and gums. In cases where primary teeth are lost prematurely, we employ space maintainers to ensure proper alignment of permanent teeth.

Starting early is crucial. We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental appointment when their first tooth emerges or by their first birthday. These routine visits, typically twice a year, allow us to monitor your child’s oral health closely. Early detection and intervention can prevent minor issues from becoming major dental problems.

We are here to support you in nurturing your child’s smile, and we encourage you to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns you may have. To learn more about pediatric preventive dentistry in Austin, Texas, and to schedule an appointment Dr. Reza Arzegar, please contact Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics today at 512-892-2443. Your child’s dental health is our top priority, and we look forward to helping them maintain a happy, healthy smile.