Our Pediatric Dentistry Office Helps Kids to Brush Correctly

At Texas Dental Center, we take the oral health of our young patients seriously. We strive to protect their oral health with as much care and concern as you have for their health! Our goal is to educate young patients and their parents in all aspects of dental health, which often begins with understanding the basics of brushing.

It’s not uncommon for parents of children who’ve reached school age to mistakenly believe they no longer have to monitor their child as they brush. It’s recommended that you perform periodic check-ins to observe how your children take care of their teeth and to provide suggestions if necessary.

But regardless of your child’s age (or your age for that matter), it’s important to continue to brush using the 2-2 rule: brush twice a day for two minutes each time.

It’s also recommended that brushing be done in a circular motion which pushes away any accumulating plaque.

For your child to have optimum oral health, it’s also important to start with the right tools.

Just as you have the right tools for cooking, your child needs the right tools to ensure a happy and healthy smile when they get older!

Their tools include fluoride toothpaste, floss, and a toothbrush that’s not older than six months.

Why is a fresh toothbrush so important? If it’s older than six months it can be full of germs which means your child’s teeth will be more likely to suffer from decay and infection.

Keep in mind that six months is just a general guideline – if the toothbrush begins to look dirty or the bristles begin to fray, it’s time for a replacement regardless of its age!
And even if your child has their brushing and flossing down like a pro, it’s still likely that plaque and tarter will be left behind on their hard-to-reach teeth. Because of this, it’s important that they have an examination and cleaning every six months just as you do.

When it’s time for your child’s next checkup or to be seen for the first time, why not bring them to our pediatric dentistry office at Texas Dental Center in Houston, TX where the professional and caring staff will get them on the road to a picture-perfect smile!

4 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia, you may be your biggest enemy in the pursuit for a healthy and beautiful smile. For those patients with the worst dental phobia, even routine cleanings can be anxiety inducing. However, at Texas Dental Center, we want all of our patients to feel better about the treatments we offer in office, and we aim to do so by informing them each and every treatment we do. Did the following article we will discuss four of the most common questions revolving around sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

To begin let’s discuss exactly what sedation dentistry is. This type of anesthesia practice is the answer to dental anxiety, as its goal is to relax patients to have a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Who is it For?

Sedation dentistry is used to combat dental anxiety for patients that fear the dentist is preventing them from getting the dental care that they need. If you or someone you love suffers from dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is the solution that they need. Sedation dentistry is also a good solution for patients with high tolerance to anesthesia, strong gag reflexes, young children, and soreness of the job.

How Does it Work?

There are different kinds of sedation dentistry options available on the market today, so your dentist will use its discretion to recommend the best kind for you. There are sedation dentistry options that are inhaled, some come in the form as anxiety pills, and for patients with really high dental anxiety, intravenous sedation it’s also a great tool.

Will I Be Asleep?

While sedation dentistry does not use general anesthesia, depending on what form of sedation dentistry you are for, you may or may not be put to sleep. However, in such a state of relaxation, it is possible that you fall asleep on your own.

If you still have more questions about sedation dentistry, or if it sounds like something that you may be interested in, feel free to give our Houston, TX, office a call at Texas Dental Center. Contact us today to set up a consultation appointment and an effort to finally give you the dental care that you need.

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