A child’s first impression of the dental office can influence how they feel about oral health for the rest of their life, which is why the Cimarron Family Dentistry team works so hard to leave them feeling positive! When it comes to the youngest members of your family, Dr. Saremi and Dr. De Vincenzo are always as gentle and patient as possible, providing kid-friendly services that will help their growing teeth thrive. Please don’t hesitate to contact your pediatric dentist in Hurst, TX if you’d like to set up an appointment for your son or daughter.
At Cimarron Family Dentistry, we’ll always customize our care approach to fit each child’s age, personality, and level of maturity. When caring for toddlers, the checkup process will be very brief and gentle – our goal is to assess for decay and pinpoint any developmental concerns as early as possible. As your loved one grows, we’ll start to incorporate more involved screenings, professional cleanings, and even fun oral hygiene instructions! Above all else, we hope to form a trusting relationship with young patients that leaves them smiling brightly from appointment to appointment.
When children first start to brush and floss without Mom and Dad’s help, their little arms can’t always navigate successfully to the back of the mouth. As a result, the premolars and molars (“back teeth”) are very likely to have a higher risk of cavities during these years. For added protection, our dentists may recommend the placement of dental sealants, which cover the deep pits and grooves along the chewing surfaces and block out food particles. The application of sealants is painless and only takes a couple of minutes. They can last for several years!
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s often found in most municipal water sources, several foods, and plenty of oral hygiene products on the pharmacy shelves. Many studies have shown that regular exposure to fluoride actually benefits oral health, strengthening tooth enamel through remineralization and reducing the harm of decay-causing bacteria. That’s why Cimarron Family Dentistry strongly recommends professional fluoride treatments for children! We’ll simply paint a thin layer of fluoride varnish on the tooth surfaces after a regular cleaning. The process is quick, comfortable, and painless for your son or daughter.
As much as we try to prevent them, nearly everyone experiences a cavity at one point or another in their lives. To correct the damage as comfortably and seamlessly as possible in our younger patients, Dr. Saremi and Dr. De Vincenzo use tooth-colored composite resin. This material is very flexible and conservative, which means that we can preserve as much of the remaining healthy tooth as possible. The lack of metals also means it will feel comfortable, even when eating very hot or cold foods.
If your loved one is a burgeoning athlete, you’ve likely bought them all the important gear they’ll need to stay safe while on the court or field – but what about their teeth? Any sport that involves even the possibility of physical contact can cause severe dental injuries, which is why we strongly recommend the use of an athletic mouthguard. Here in Hurst, our children’s dentists can design a custom-made model that’s head and shoulders above the “one size fits all” appliances you’d find at the store, providing excellent durability, comfort, and flexibility for your son or daughter.