EZ Dental Clinic is dedicated to providing the best children’s dentistry in Houston. A pediatric dentist attends four years of dental school and is also required to complete two to three years of specialized training in dentistry for infants, children, and teens, as well as children with special needs.
Children are not always cooperative and patient for dental exams. A children’s dentist uses specially designed equipment and knows how to make a child more comfortable during an exam.
Individualized care is needed for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth as they progress through the stages of childhood. A baby’s first dental exam should be scheduled sometime within six months after the first tooth emerges or before their first birthday. A child will start losing their baby teeth around 6 to 7 years of age and will be replaced by permanent teeth (their adult teeth) soon afterward.
Proper dental care during the formative years is imperative to avoid a lifetime of complications or pain. Pediatric dentists focus on early detection, prevention, and oral health treatment. Patient education is key to good oral health for a lifetime. Our dentist teaches your child the importance of daily oral care and teaches them how to maintain a good daily regimen. Parents are informed about a wide range of topics, from the diet, the best type of toothpaste, and thumb sucking cessation if needed.
A general dentist will not usually see a child as young as 1, and they are not trained to take care of anyone under the age of 3.
A dental problem can begin very early in life. Early childhood caries (cavities) is one of the biggest concerns. This condition is exacerbated by breastfeeding or using a bottle for too long, as well as using a sippy cup too long. It is common for cavities to form between the teeth where they are not visible without dental x-rays. Less visible cavities need to be found early. By the time a child starts having pain from one, the teeth need more extensive treatment or even removal.
All-inclusive oral care is available for your children at EZ Dental Clinic, including cleaning, routine checkups, sealants, x-rays, space maintainers, sedation, and emergency care.