Why Pediatric Dentistry is Important

Why Pediatric Dentistry is Important
Posted on 09/15/2017
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As your Austin, TX kids dentist and team, we at Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces are glad to provide your children with the utmost in dental care and preventive treatments. While some parents may not realize it, visiting a pediatric dentist provides many wonderful benefits for a child and helps build toward a lifetime of great dental health. We recommend that your child come in at a young age to receive these benefits of visiting his or her Austin, TX children’s dentist. 

When Should a Child First Visit the Pediatric Dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that a child's first visit to the dentist should be at the age of one or about six months after the first tooth has come in.

The Benefits of Going to Your Austin, TX Children’s Dentist

Having your child go to a kids’ dentist for early dental care provides many benefits such as the following:

  • The pediatric dentist will be able to check for any dental problems; if any exist, they’ll be able to be treated before they can become worse and do more serious damage.
  • Many children can be nervous when going to see a kids’ dentist so by taking your child to the pediatric dentist at a young age, it will allow him or her to get comfortable with the dentist and staff.
  • You and your child will learn about oral hygiene techniques and dental care that will play a critical role in making sure that his or her primary teeth remain as healthy as possible.

The Importance of Primary Teeth 

It’s not uncommon for many parents to think that it’s not quite as important to take care of primary teeth. After all, they just fall out soon anyway so it’s not like there’s any real point to them, right? Wrong! Primary teeth play a critical role for children in the following ways:

  • Primary teeth will guide permanent teeth into their proper position and help maintain a straight smile.
  • Primary teeth will help with chewing and can allow children to get better nutrition.
  • They’ll also help a child enunciate and speak more clearly.
  • They may even provide a boost in a child’s self-esteem.

Visit Your Austin, TX Pediatric Dentist!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for your child with your Austin, TX kids dentist, we encourage you to give us a call at (512) 402-9996. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment through our website. We hope to hear from you soon and put your child on the path toward a lifetime of great dental health!

Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces

  • North Austin Office - 8716 Research Blvd., #125, Austin, TX 78758 Phone: (512) 454-4646 Fax: (512) 419-0561
  • Central Austin Office - 1015 W. 34th St., Austin, TX 78705 Phone: (512) 206-2929 Fax: (512) 206-2920
  • South Austin Office - 2700 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704 Phone: (512) 442-4338
  • Bee Cave Office - 14058 Bee Cave Pkwy. Building D, Suite B, Austin, TX 78738 Phone: (512) 402-9996 Fax: (512) 402-9986
  • Belton Office - 412 Lake Rd., Belton, TX 76513 Phone: (254) 933-7760 Fax: (254) 933-7983
  • Circle C Office - 5900 W. Slaughter Lane, Suite 470C, Austin, TX 78749 Phone: (512) 288-1900
  • Dripping Springs Office - 2440 E. Hwy. 290, Building C, Suite B, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 Phone: (512) 858-0232
  • Elgin Office - 250A Hwy. 290 W., Elgin, TX 78621 Phone: (512) 285-9868 Fax: (512) 933-7767
  • Killeen Office - 1103 W. Stan Schlueter Loop, Building B, Suite B-800, Killeen, TX 76549 Phone: (254) 519-1590 Fax: (254) 519-1570
  • Kyle Office - 575 E. Fm 150 Suite #P, Kyle, TX 78640 Phone: (512) 268-3600 Fax: (512) 268-3607

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