Healthy Smiles for Kids

Did you know that many painful adult dental problems can be prevented by providing the right pediatric dentistry services early in life? That’s why our team recommends bringing your child to our Sunnyvale, TX pediatric dentist office before their first birthday!

Help Your Child's Smile Stay Healthy for Life

young girl having her teeth checked during a dental appointmentAt Sunnyvale Kids, our pediatric dental team works hard to stop dental problems as early as possible. Dental concerns that arise early in life include early childhood tooth decay, a serious condition caused by a child staying on the bottle (or breast) for too long.

Young children can also struggle with gum disease. Research has shown that about 40% of children between the ages of 2 and 3 have at least mild inflammation within the gum tissues. To prevent these conditions, our team will consider several factors, including oral habits like thumb sucking or using a pacifier.

Chances of preventing oral health problems in adulthood are greater when children visit us as early as possible. Our skilled team will do everything they can to promote strong, healthy teeth as your child grows, so they can develop effective chewing, clear speech, and confidence in their smile!

Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

At Sunnyvale Kids, we know you want the best for your child's oral health. Our pediatric dental experts are dedicated to delivering advanced dental treatments in a comfortable, positive environment, so your child can have the best possible foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Healthy smiles start early at Sunnyvale Kids, with state-of-the-art preventive dental care for children. Call us to schedule your child's first dental appointment today!

Dental Protection For Sports & Athletics

Sunnyvale Kids is here to help kids' smiles stay protected on the field and on the court! We provide custom protective gear in the form of custom mouthguards. If your child plays a sport or is involved in any sort of athletic activity, mouth guards can be an excellent form of insurance against broken teeth, lost teeth, and concussions.

Our custom oral appliances are an affordable investment in a young athlete's safety, designed to cushion the oral soft tissues from accidental blows and injury.

If your child plays a sport or is involved in any athletic activity, a mouthguard can help them avoid concussions, prevent broken or lost teeth, and cushion their oral soft tissue from accidental blows. It’s a great investment for your child’s smile – and it’s much cheaper than having to pay for a dental emergency!

Child-Safe Dental Fillings

Does your child or teen have a cavity? It's important to treat cavities right away, even if they aren't causing pain. When left untreated, cavities can contribute to worsening tooth decay, severe damage to the tooth, and infections that can affect the child's overall health. Because healthy baby teeth are what lead to healthy adult teeth, the team at Sunnyvale Kids believes in only the highest-quality materials to treat your little one's smile. We use ultra-safe, mercury-free fillings to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay.

Gentle Tooth Extractions

If severe tooth decay has made it impossible to save your child's tooth, our doctors can perform a gentle tooth extraction to preserve your child's oral health. An extraction may also be recommended in the case of an oral accident, a broken tooth, or crowding caused by adult teeth growing in.

What Causes Early Childhood Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is more likely to occur in babies who go to bed with a bottle of milk, juice, or formula. The sugar in these liquids will stay in contact with the teeth for a long time throughout the night, resulting in more rapid decay.

How To Help Your Child Avoid Early Childhood Tooth Decay

  • Avoid putting your child to bed with milk or juice. Instead, use plain water at bedtime.
  • Try not to let your child walk around during the day using a bottle of milk or juice as a pacifier.
  • Teach your child to drink from a cup when they reach six months of age. Plan to stop using a bottle by 12-14 months, at the latest.
  • Don’t dip your child’s pacifier in honey or sugar.

Schedule Your Child's Next Dental Appointment

Your little one deserves the best pediatric dental care near Sunnyvale, TX and beyond! Call us to schedule your child's appointment today.

Our friendly dental team is uniquely qualified to care for your child's oral health, delivering advanced treatment methods with a gentle approach. You can always trust that your child will be taken care of at Sunnyvale Kids!

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