Children's Dentist in Oklahoma City
For children’s dentistry, 73170 parents and others from the surrounding area come to the dentists and staff at Dental Expressions because we love children, and welcome them with open arms. Kids are precious, and their smiles are priceless. As your trusted family dental care providers, the doctors and team will help your little one build a healthy foundation for a lifetime of smiles.
Here’s an important tip: that foundation actually begins with you. Yes, you are your child’s first dentist and the example you set is one that will stay with them throughout their lives. We encourage parents to demonstrate healthy oral hygiene care by allowing children to “help you” brush your teeth. And of course, teaching them to care for their own teeth is vitally important.
Young children need to be supervised when the brush and floss their teeth, because as they learn they may not be able to adequately clean all of their teeth—especially those in the back of their mouths. Around the age of seven or eight, most children are capable of brushing on their own and they usually are ready for the responsibility. Nevertheless, a reminder every now and then of how long they should brush—at least two minutes—and to floss every night to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth may be necessary.
Children's Dentistry Treatments
Bring your child in around age two for a “happy visit” – or sooner if you have cause for concern. This initial appointment gives us the opportunity to meet your child and introduce the tools, friends, and atmosphere at the dentist’s office. Your little one will take a ride in the dental chair, meet Mr. Thirsty, and find out that dental visits are fun!
By age three to five, your child should schedule six-month checkups and cleanings. We’ll look for signs of developmental problems and dental disease, and provide prompt, conservative treatment when needed. Your child will be shown how to properly care for their teeth and gums at home, by demonstrating simple brushing and flossing techniques. All questions are welcome – even the cute ones from the kids!
The children’s dentist Oklahoma City parents rely on may recommend dental sealants, clear plastic coatings to protect molars from sugars and starches that cause cavities. A fluoride treatment will also ward off tooth decay. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that, in small dosages, attracts other minerals to strengthen teeth. In addition, fluoride help to remineralize spots of enamel where tooth decay is beginning to develop. If your little one plays sports, the dentist can create a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect teeth and gums from injury.
Bring your children in to meet us. We can’t wait to see them smile!
Reserve Your Appointment Today
Located in Oklahoma City, Dental Expressions provides comprehensive family dental care for patients from OKC, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, and surrounding communities. Call us today at 405-735-6600 to schedule your checkup, consultation, or second-opinion visit. Dr. Colin Holman and our team look forward to getting to know you and your smile.