Our Austin pediatric dental team is committed to caring for your child's smile for many years. We love to watch our patients' smiles grow from little to big, whether we're teaching a toddler how to brush her baby teeth or fitting a little leaguer for his first athletic mouthguard. We encourage kids to get interested and involved during their visits too, because we truly believe that long-term oral health is a team effort. It's never too early to start!
Prevention is the foundation of comprehensive care, especially for children. Routine checkups and cleanings starting at your child's first birthday enable Dr. Johnson and Dr. Nelson to catch problems like tooth decay or improper eruption in the very early stages. The earlier issues are diagnosed, the more conservatively they can be treated, which saves you money and saves your child from future dental treatment.
Kids' dental visits are a family affair, so we welcome parents back into the treatment area if he or she feels nervous. After the exam is over, our doctors will thoroughly discuss their findings with you, along with their recommendations for treatment and long-term maintenance.
Dental sealants fill in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back molars, an area where food particles commonly get caught and cause cavities. Sealants can be applied quickly with no shots or drilling, effectively protecting your child’s teeth for years.
Children and teens who participate in contact sports and high-impact recreational activities are at an increased risk of dental injury. Athletic mouthguards not only protect your child’s teeth and soft tissues from injury, but they also help prevent more serious head trauma like concussions.
Sometimes called “baby teeth crowns,” these are used to cover a tooth that’s too small or too damaged for a filling. We place both white and stainless steel (silver) crowns, depending on where the damaged tooth is located.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that strengthens enamel and protects teeth from decay. It's even been proven to reverse the early stages of decay! Our doctors provide a safe, kid-friendly fluoride treatment after each cleaning.
Tooth-colored fillings require less preparation than traditional metal fillings, which means fewer shots and less drilling. They’re also very natural-looking, so you won't even notice a difference in the appearance of your child's smile.
Accidents happen, especially with inquisitive and energetic kids. If your child experiences a dental emergency, call our office immediately! We’ll talk you through the situation and schedule a same-day emergency visit if necessary.
We Look Forward to Meeting You and Your Child!