May 14, 2014
The wonderful thing about children is that they’re carefree and easily made happy. Unfortunately, one of the things they can’t be lighthearted about is taking care of their teeth. At our office, we realize the importance of your child’s teeth, and we are ready and able to start your child off in the right direction. We understand that a dentist’s office may not necessarily your child’s favorite place in the world, which is why our knowledgeable team is ready to welcome them with open arms and friendly smiles.
Children’s dentistry is very important because it plays a crucial role in preventing dental problems before they arise, as well as sets up your child for success in the future. Common practices in children’s dentistry are dental sealants. Because a child’s tooth is more susceptible to cavities and decay, sealants grant protection by having a plastic covering painted in the grooves of the tooth to save from harm in the future. Sealants are primarily applied to the teeth toward the back of the mouth because the grooves are deeper than the other teeth, therefore more susceptible to deterioration.
Coinciding with sealants, fluoride treatments are also involved in children’s dentistry frequently. Fluoride plays a crucial role in preventing decay as well as acting as an agent for attracting other minerals, like Calcium and Phosphate, to build strong teeth. Granted, fluoride does not prevent cavities from emerging, but it may delay their arrival, giving your child a better chance to have beautiful, healthy teeth and a glorious smile.
We recommend you bring your child for their first visit around the age of three. That way, we can see how their teeth are progressing, and give us an idea of what kind of treatment they may need in the future. Beginning routine brushing and flossing habits early on is a sure way of having your child’s smile be as stunning as possible, and our doctors as well as the rest of the team are here to make sure your child has an awesome experience.
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We’re happy to see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.
January 22, 2014
Recently, we did a post on preventive dental care, which is important for enjoying good oral health. Today we’d like to focus on a similar service—dentistry for children. Like adults, children need preventive care. At Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX, you’ll find help for both you and your little one.
When should my child start seeing a dentist?
Your child should see a pediatric dentist as soon as her first tooth comes then. Then, once your child is around the age of three, you can start bringing her to appointments at Ryan Dental Group. Going to the same dental office for checkups and procedures makes dental care more convenient, and turns visits into a family experience that will reduce any feelings of anxiety your child might feel.
Dr. Laura Ray is happy to help children prevent and treat cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health problems. One way she can help is with dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants physically protect teeth from bacteria and plaque, the ingredients behind decay and gum disease. Meanwhile, fluoride supplements strengthen enamel and decrease the likelihood of your little one developing a cavity.
Dr. Laura Ryan can also teach your child about brushing and flossing. This is important. When children learn healthy habits early on, they’re more likely to stick with them as they grow.
Is it time for your child’s next appointment?
Call Ryan Dental Group in Allen to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laura Ryan. We offer exceptional children’s dentistry to patients from Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and surrounding communities. We look forward to helping your entire family smile.