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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Allen, TX

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Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Allen, TX

A caring, compassionate dentist can make all the difference in how your child cares for their oral health as they age. At DFW Absolute Dental in Allen, Texas, Maria Shahdad, DDS, provides expert pediatric dentistry care for children of all ages. Dr. Shahdad can start your child on the right path to good oral hygiene while monitoring their growth and development. To learn more about pediatric dentistry, call DFW Absolute Dental or schedule an appointment online now.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialty that focuses on oral health care in infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. Childhood is a time of constant growth and development. As your child ages, it’s important to have a dentist who can maintain and monitor their oral health with the care and compassion every child deserves.

When should my child see the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing your child to the dentist the moment their first tooth erupts, typically by the age of one. These early visits allow Dr. Shahdad to form a close bond with your child, easing any anxiety they may have about seeing a dentist.

Children also tend to be more curious and less fearful or nervous during infancy. By visiting DFW Absolute Dental early, Dr. Shahdad can encourage your child to feel excitement over practicing good oral hygiene throughout their life.

What are the most common pediatric dentistry services?

Dr. Shahdad offers a broad range of pediatric dentistry services at DFW Absolute Dental, including:

Teeth cleanings

A teeth cleaning is a preventive treatment that removes plaque, a sticky type of bacteria, from your child’s teeth. When plaque accumulates on your child’s teeth, it releases toxins that eat away at their enamel and cause cavities. Removing plaque before it has a chance to collect reduces your child’s risk of tooth decay.

Dental exam

A dental exam is a checkup to monitor your child’s jaw and tooth development. These evaluations also help Dr. Shahdad identify early orthodontic issues, such as overcrowding and crooked teeth.

Fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens bones, including teeth. Regular fluoride treatments can help protect your child’s teeth against damage and decay.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants are protective coatings for the chewing surfaces of your child’s back molars. Sealants provide a barrier against plaque, bacteria, and food debris. Anybody can get sealants, but the earlier your child receives treatment, the less likely they are to develop cavities.

Bruxism night guards

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is common in children. A custom-made nightguard can protect your child’s teeth against damage and erosion if they grind their teeth when they sleep.

Wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom teeth are the final molars to develop. They typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, when your child’s jaw has already reached maturity. 

As a result, they may not have the space to accommodate these molars. In many cases, wisdom teeth become impacted or trapped, beneath the gum line. They can also grow sideways, causing pain and discomfort.

More often than not, removing the wisdom teeth altogether is the best course of action to maintain your child’s oral health.

To learn more about pediatric dentistry, call DFW Absolute Dental or book an appointment online today.

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