Children’s Dentistry for Growing Smiles in Farmers Branch and Irving, TX
The kinds of dental care experiences you have at a young age can shape your feelings about oral health for many years to come, for better or for worse. That’s why our team here in Irving and Farmers Branch, TX works so hard to help your son or daughter feel calm, comfortable, and right at home as we care for their growing smile. Our team of highly skilled doctors understand children’s needs and providing a friendly, supportive approach that resonates with them in the best way. Additionally, our offices are filled with lots of fun touches that children will be sure to enjoy, including a movie theater, video games, fish tanks, and more.
We can’t wait to meet your entire family here at Rio Dental & Orthodontics, including the youngest members! Contact either of our two locations today to schedule a first appointment, or if you have any questions or concerns we can help you with.
Our Children’s Dentistry Options
Starting from the very first visit, Dr. Choy and the rest of our team always take the time to be gentle, friendly, and welcoming to these special patients. Our approach to your son or daughter’s care will mature alongside them, starting from simple checkups and leading up to more involved cleanings and other preventive services. A very important part of pediatric evaluations is locating any potential developmental problems right away; this allows us to plan for simpler, more effective treatment early on that saves children from trouble down the road.
While young patients are cute, we also understand that they can be adventurous, a little reckless, and too easily distracted when brushing and flossing. If your child suffers a dental injury or a cavity, don’t panic – our team is here with quality solutions like tooth-colored fillings and one-visit restorations that can strengthen their growing smiles in a lifelike and lasting way. We’ll also teach them everything they need to know about oral hygiene so they can keep their teeth and gums clean at home!
So how can you help make sure that your child has a great experience at the dentist’s office? Here are some useful tips:
- Before their first real appointment, let them tag along at an older sibling’s checkup! These pressure-free visits will help them become acquainted with our team and our office before it’s their turn in the treatment chair.
- If your child feels anxious about their appointment, bring a favorite toy or blanket with them for a touch of familiar comfort. If the toy is a doll or an animal that has a mouth, our team can show them there’s nothing to be worried about by looking at their teeth first!
- Most importantly, always use positive language when talking about the dentist with your son or daughter! Children are more perceptive than we realize, and if a parent has negative emotions about dental care, it’s likely that the younger generation will pick up on it.