Children’s Dentistry in Austin, TX
Our team loves helping little ones have big, bright smiles. Each member of our practice family knows how to help our younger patients feel calm and safe at the dentist. We also know how to make dental care fun! It’s our goal to show children how they can keep their teeth and gums healthy so they develop great habits to take with them as they grow up.
Children’s Dentistry FAQ
When should my child’s first check-up be?
Great question! The general rule is that you should bring your child to the dentist either when their first tooth comes in or starting when they are six months old. At Mi Casa Family Dentistry, we love helping little ones!
How often should my child see the dentist?
Kids under three years old should see the dentist every two to three months. Kids older than three years old should see the dentist every six months. With these routine visits, we can make sure no cavities or other dental concerns have developed.
What if my child is afraid of the dentist?
We understand that a dental office can seem a little scary for kids at first. We try to help children feel at home with our office amenities, including video games, and blankets and pillows. We even have TVs in our treatment rooms above the dental chairs so kids can stay entertained while we take care of their teeth! You’re more than welcome to bring your child in before their appointment to check out our office and meet our team so they can know what to expect. Mi Casa Family Dentistry also has nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and sedation available to help calm younger kids who are nervous.
Why is it important to take care of baby teeth?
Just because baby teeth fall out eventually doesn’t mean they’re not important. They can still develop cavities and gum disease, which can lead to other more serious problems. They also guide permanent teeth to come in correctly, help with speech development, and make it easier to chew properly.