Children’s Dentistry – Allen, TX
Give Your Child a
Strong Smile for Life
Do you want your child to have a healthy smile when they’re an adult? Of course you do! Every parent only desires the best for their little ones, which is why it’s important to start healthy dental habits early on in their lives. At The Dental Den of Allen, our patient, compassionate team invites you to bring your child into our office. We’ll go above and beyond to make sure their young experiences are positive and leave a lasting impression, likely leading to a lifetime of dental health.
Why Choose The Dental Den of Allen
for Children’s Dentistry?
- Friendly, Caring Dental Team
- Gentle Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available
- Children of All Ages Welcome
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
When kids come to visit us, we take our time to make sure they are completely comfortable during the entire appointment. We also explain what we’re doing so that the child knows exactly what to expect and experiences much less stress. As Dr. Ward inspects their teeth for cavities and as we clean their teeth, we’ll educate your child on the importance of taking care of their smile.
The back teeth, called molars and premolars, are particularly susceptible to cavities because of their deep grooves. Although helpful for chewing and grinding food, these spots are unfortunately perfect places for plaque and bacteria to accumulate and cause decay. For these cavity-prone teeth, we can place dental sealants, which are clear, plastic barriers that keep acids and bacteria from accessing the enamel. In fact, dental sealants can help your child avoid cavities on these teeth for up to 10 years!
Fluoride is beneficial for all patients, no matter their age, but these treatments are especially helpful for young children who are still in the middle of learning how to brush and floss properly. After we’ve removed plaque from their teeth, we can apply a fluoride varnish to your child’s enamel to strengthen it against cavities until they come for their next cleaning and checkup in six months.
If your child gets a cavity or two along the way during these early years, don’t worry! We can easily and quickly repair decayed or damaged teeth using composite resin, a material made out of dental plastic and ceramic particles. As a result, your child’s filling can be adjusted to blend in perfectly with their natural enamel and hide the fact that there was any problem there in the first place.