Preventive Dentistry Keeps Little Smiles Safe
Serving Greenville, Frisco, Melissa, sachse and Irving, TX
Maintaining great oral health is a lifelong job, and that’s why attending regular appointments with your chosen dentist is so essential for all ages. At Texas Tiny Teeth Pediatric & Orthodontics, our doctors and the rest of our team are proud to offer quality preventive care for our special patients. We’ll help your son or daughter understand the importance of caring for their teeth and gums and provide services that offer extra support and protection towards this goal. Plus, with five convenient locations, we’re never too far away from your family! Please contact us in Greenville, Frisco, Melissa, Sachse or Irving today to schedule a first appointment.
Checkups & Cleanings
Routine checkups and cleanings should start from a very young age. During these first visits, we will carefully count your child’s existing teeth, provide a gentle cleaning, and perform an examination so that our doctors can ensure there are no developmental problems that need attention. As your son or daughter grows, our approach will grow with them, and we will begin to provide other preventive services that can help strengthen their smiles against the ongoing threat of decay. We see patients until they reach the age of 18, and by then, we hope to have instilled good oral health habits and techniques in them that will last a lifetime!
Nightguards for Bruxism
Does your child regularly complain about painful headaches? Do their teeth seem strangely damaged or worn? Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) could be the culprit, which is likely to occur while our young patients are sleeping and unaware. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution available at Texas Tiny Teeth Pediatric & Orthodontics. Our doctors will design a personalized nightguard that can be worn comfortably through the night, protecting their smile from dangerous grinding.
Our doctors love hearing about their patients’ latest sporting events during appointments, but our team also wants to make sure that their growing smiles are well-protected from harm that can be caused by other players or hard objects/surfaces. Instead of running to the nearest athletics store for a “one-size-fits-all” oral appliance, parents are encouraged to visit us for a custom-made model. These “sportsguards” are designed with your child’s unique mouth in mind, making them much more comfortable and sturdy.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is thankfully rare in children, but cases can and do happen over time. That’s why our team regularly performs oral cancer screenings as a very important part of pediatric checkups. Our goal is to identify cancerous cells as early on their development as possible, which makes recovery that much simpler and more successful in the long run. Common, concerning symptoms that parents should also be aware of include the following:
- Strange red or white spots on the oral tissues
- Thickened areas of skin, lumps, or crusts within the mouth
- Excessive numbness or pain inside the mouth or on the lips
- Oral sores that are healing too slowly or constantly bleeding
Quality Hygiene Products
At Texas Tiny Teeth Pediatric & Orthodontics, we always emphasize the importance of a high-quality oral hygiene routine at home in addition to regular professional appointments. If needed, we’re happy to recommend excellent, kid-friendly toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes, and other oral hygiene products that can help your child’s smile stay squeaky clean. Our team can also teach both you and your loved one about proper brushing and flossing at any age with easy-to-follow guidance.
In addition to the above, our offices provide the following kid-friendly treatment options: