Most children in the Houston area will be off to school on Aug. 17. It’s important to have a good oral health plan for your child and loved ones. Our Houston TX dental office is offering elite family dentistry and children’s dentistry.
Houston Uptown Dentists wants to help you and your family achieve a better smile this year. We stay at the forefront of technology and preventive dental care. And we have a wide range of tips to help you take better care of your smile. Today we want to show you a few ways we can give your child better care. We’d love to meet with you and your family. Give us a call today at 832-463-1021.
There are many ways to give your child a healthy and beautiful smile this year. The first goal is make sure your child doesn’t suffer dental problems this year. Here are a few facts about your children’s teeth that you need to know.
- About 19 percent of children ages 2 to 19 have untreated cavities.
- 42 percent of kids ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth
- Children lose about 51 million hours of class instruction every year treating dental problems. Parents often lose those hours from work, too.
Let’s review a few things you can do to prevent these problems:
Keep Their Teeth Healthy, Bright
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist about once every six months. These visit allow us to monitor the teeth. With children, we’ll monitor the development of the teeth and check the teeth for signs of tooth decay. We’ll also use those visits to check the teeth for orthodontic issues or to provide prevention treatments beyond dental cleanings and exams. These include dental sealants and fluoride varnish.
Fluoride is a material that is proven to reduce the risk of tooth decay and even repair damaged tooth enamel. We can apply a little fluoride after the cleaning. The dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic that is placed on the biting surface of the tooth and literally locks out tooth decay. The dental sealant can last for years with proper care.
Give Your Children Straight Teeth
Straight teeth look better and are healthier for you. Whenever we straighten the teeth, we reduce our risk of cavities, gum disease, jaw pains, tooth fractures, and even sleep disorders. We’d love to give your children a better, straighten smile WITHOUT the trouble of traditional braces. Having braces can be a hassle, and children can find braces embarrassing or even painful. So, unless we have to, we like to provide alternatives to traditional braces.
That’s why we’re using preventive orthodontics, specifically a treatment called HealthyStart™. This procedure is ideal for children and is used while the permanent teeth are erupting. The procedure looks like a mouthguard and is worn at night. HealthyStart™ has been used in dentistry for many years and has been approved by the FDA.
HealthyStart uses NO SURGERY, NO EXTRACTIONS, NO METAL BRACKETS, NO WIRES. It’s noninvasive treatment, pain-free, and the results are permanent. The treatment is rendered in phases, and the length of the treatment depends on the severity of your child’s dental situation.
Schedule your visit today
Houston Uptown Dentists has become a leading dental practice for children and adults. Our staff is trained in nearly every aspect of general dentistry and can give you and your loved ones a great dental experience. Give us a call today at 832-463-1021 to book a visit.