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Children’s Dentist - Frisco, TX

Choose Compassionate Care for Children

Young boy happy at child’s dentist.

Your child’s oral health plays an essential role in their quality of life and their development. Although the primary teeth are only in place for a few short years, they serve an important purpose. From the time your child’s first baby tooth erupts until their wisdom teeth break through the surface, they need a child’s dentist by their side. Archway Dental provides the compassionate care young smiles need to thrive.

Why Choose Archway Dental for Children’s Dentistry?

  • Family-friendly care from 1 convenient location.
  • In-network with many insurance carriers for affordable services.
  • Modern dentistry for state-of-the-art care.

When Should My Child Visit the Dentist? 

Young boy at semi-annual dental appointment.

It’s recommended your child has their first dental appointment around their first birthday. Although this might seem young, it’s essential for building a trusting relationship with your child for stress-free visits over the years. Not to mention, it teaches them the importance of oral health to remain committed to their smile throughout their life.

Early care gives us the opportunity to monitor their oral health and development. We will have a better understanding of their dental, medical, and environmental history to create personalized treatment plans catering to their specific needs.

After your child’s first visit, it’s best to maintain routine cleanings and checkups at least twice a year.

What to Expect at Your Child's 1st Visit?

Young girl in dental chair with her mother.

During your child’s first visit, we will take a quick look in their mouth to examine their teeth. If your child allows it, our dental hygienist may perform a quick cleaning. As your child becomes more familiar with our office, their visits will be more comprehensive. We will perform a more in-depth cleaning and examination, including X-rays. We will take the time to educate them about the best brushing and flossing techniques, as well as other important information to keep their smile healthy in between appointments.

Preventive Care At-Home 

Even before your child’s first tooth erupts, it’s best to get them into the habit of caring for their smile at least twice a day. Use a wet washcloth to wipe their gums and tongue in the morning and at night. As their baby teeth emerge, use a small soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean their teeth. Introduce nightly flossing around the age of 6.

Dental Sealants for Children

A dental sealant is a clear barrier applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. We recommend applying them to the molars around the age of 6 to ward off tooth decay. Children are especially prone to cavities in the back teeth. Sealants significantly reduce their risk by keeping cavity-causing bacteria out of hard-to-clean grooves.

Fluoride Treatment for Children

Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter. You can make your child’s teeth more resistant to decay with a fluoride treatment. The varnish is applied to their teeth to strengthen their enamel. In some cases, it can even reverse the early stages of decay using a simple and painless treatment.

If you’re looking for a children’s dentist, we’ve come to the right place. Contact our office today to schedule your child’s first visit.