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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY FOR KIDS KATY

Avoid Dental-Related Headaches

Your schedule is busy enough as it is. The last thing you need is for your child to develop a toothache or chipped tooth that throws off your routine. Our preventive dentistry services are designed to stop these kinds of headaches before they start, keeping your child’s mouth healthier, while lowering how much you spend on dental care overall—a true win-win! It all starts with a simple dental checkup and cleaning, which you can schedule today on our site or by calling ourKaty pediatric dental office.

Why Choose Wellspring Pediatric Dentistry for Kid’s Preventive Dental Care?

  • Led by Award-Winning Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Able to See Children of All Ages, from 0-18
  • Pediatric Dentist Fluent in Spanish

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Child receiving a preventive dentistry checkup

Dental checkups and cleanings give Dr. Mehta and our team the opportunity to examine your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw to make sure everything is in great shape, and they also allow us to build a relationship with them that shows that there is nothing to fear when it comes to dentistry. We never judge a child for the condition of their teeth—we just use these appointments to be proactive and stop many problems before they even start.

Fluoride Treatment

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On top of applying a fluoride-rich paste to your child’s teeth as part of their cleaning (which fortifies their enamel against decay), we can also use something called silver diamine fluoride to treat active cavities. SDF simultaneously kills the bacteria that is causing the damage while also strengthening the enamel. All in all, it means we can take care of a cavity without having to use the drill, which everyone certainly appreciates!

Dental Sealants

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If a child is going to get a cavity, it will most likely occur in their back teeth. The molars have deep pits and grooves that can trap bacteria and food particles, plus they are the easiest to miss while brushing (especially for little hands that are still learning). We can place a thin layer of transparent dental plastic over these teeth, essentially creating a shield that will stop decay for the next decade.

Athletic Mouthguards/Sportsguards

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Most dental injuries stem from sports-related accidents, and almost all of them could have been avoided if the athlete wore a mouthguard. Rather than forcing your child to deal with a generic guard from the store they will inevitably “forget” or “lose,” we can give them a custom-made appliance that fits so comfortably that they’ll forget they’re even wearing it.

Non-Nutritive Oral Habits

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While thumb-sucking is harmless (and adorable) when babies do it, this habit can hamper the development of the teeth if it persists past the age of three or four. Getting a child to stop can be stressful, so we’re happy to offer strategies and be by your side to make this transition as smooth as possible. If needed, we can even place an appliance in your child’s mouth that physically prevents them from sucking their thumb which can be easily removed when the time is right.