See a Pediatric Dentist in Irving to Start the New Year Right!

smiling little boyThe New Year has started and there is still a week left of winter break. Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids? We have an idea. Come see a pediatric dentist in Irving! Honestly, seeing the dentist should be a fun experience for kids. That way, they’ll always have happy memories of being in the dentist’s office and want to continue taking care of their smiles for years to come. Moreover, your dental insurance benefits have probably renewed, so there’s now better time to schedule a visit.

Preventive Care for Kids’ Smiles

Just like mom and dad, kids need to have dental checkups at least every six months. At these visits, the children’s dentist in Irving will count your children’s teeth, evaluate the development of their smiles and go over how you can ensure your child is receiving proper oral hygiene care at home. Each tooth will be examined for signs of decay, cracking or any other kind of damage, and their gum health will be assessed, too.

Fluoride Treatments and Dental Sealants

In addition to a dental cleaning and exam, you dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment or dental sealants. Both of these services help you children fight the battle against tooth decay.

Fluoride treatments help to strengthen tooth enamel, the hard outer surface that is the first line of defense against cavities. Immediately after a dental cleaning, fluoride gel is applied to the teeth and left on for a minute before being rinsed away. The treatment is quick, but the results last for months.

Dental sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of children’s molars. Sealants go on as a liquid and are then quickly dried with a special curing light. Once hardened, dental sealants are a barrier between teeth and the bacteria that can lead to cavities.

Sedation Dentistry for Children

A dentist for kids in Irving is specially trained to help little feel relaxed and safe. However, there are circumstances that do warrant sedation during a dental procedure. Some children are simply too afraid, other have a disability that prevents them from sitting for too long in the dentist’s chair and still others may need to have a lengthy and complex treatment completed.

Whatever the case, there is sedation to match you child’s need. Nitrous oxide offers mild sedative through inhalation; oral conscious sedation means that you child will take a small dose of sedative medication before an appointment; and general anesthesia allows the dentist to treat a patient who is safely sleeping in a hospital setting.

Your children’s smiles are too precious to ignore. Why not take the opportunity now to schedule a visit with a children’s dentist in Irving? Then, your kids can start the New Year and go back to school with a healthy smile.


About the Practice

At Rio Dental & Orthodontics, there are seven expert dentists, two of whom are board certified pediatric dentists. This means they’ve undergone years of additional training to provide the best care possible for children specifically. For any questions, they can be reached through their website or by phone at (972) 810-3738.

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You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Explain to your child that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your child and not through you. Your child may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

We recommend bringing your baby in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing (whichever comes first). During this appointment, we will examine your baby’s mouth to track their dental development and discuss age-appropriate dental care.

It’s easy to make appointments to visit our office online or over the phone. Rio Dental sees patients both for checkups and dental emergencies. Using our online scheduler, you can select the location and time slot that works best for you for either type of appointment. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or simply prefer to make your appointment with a live member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call!

Rio Dental Group accepts most PPO insurances. We recommend that new patients and returning patients with new insurance policies reach out to us before their appointment to confirm coverage. Our Fort Worth location also sees patients who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP programs.

We don’t like surprises, either! Our staff is prepared to discuss the cost of dental services before you undergo treatment so that you know what to expect in terms of fees. The cost of your services will be due at the end of your appointment. Our office accepts payment by cash, credit card, or check.

Rio Dental Group allows patients to pay with their CareCredit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to cover out-of-pocket costs at over 225,000 providers nationwide. After leaving the office, card holders will be able to make convenient monthly payments towards their balance. To learn more, visit the CareCredit website.

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