Pediatric Dentistry

At Old Betsy Dental, we provide comprehensive pediatric dentistry in Joshua and Keene, TX, focusing on preventive care and education to ensure your child's dental health and a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Pediatric Dentistry
in Keene & Joshua, TX

At Old Betsy Dental, we specialize in pediatric dentistry, providing expert children’s dental services that cater to the unique needs of our young patients in Joshua and Keene, TX. As your trusted kid’s dentist, we are dedicated to making dental care a positive experience for children, teaching them the importance of good oral hygiene from an early age. Our services range from preventative care, like regular cleanings and fluoride treatments, to more specialized procedures such as sealants and cavity fillings, all designed with children’s comfort and safety in mind.

Understanding the significance of early dental care, our children’s family dentist team works closely with parents to develop habits that will ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. At Old Betsy Dental, your pediatric dentist in Keene, TX, we believe that early interactions with dentistry can shape a child’s attitude towards oral health for years to come. We’re here to support your child’s dental health journey every step of the way, with the gentle care and expertise every child deserves.

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  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry encompasses a comprehensive range of dental services specifically designed for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. At Old Betsy Dental, our pediatric dental care includes routine examinations and cleanings, which are fundamental in monitoring and maintaining your child’s oral health. We also provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants to prevent cavities and protect growing teeth. Additionally, our pediatric services cover orthodontic assessments, which help identify early needs for alignment corrections and restorative treatments such as fillings for cavities or tooth repair. Our team is skilled in managing the unique aspects of children’s dental care, ensuring a comforting and positive experience to instill healthy oral habits early on.

  • What are the common issues of dental health in children?

    Common dental health issues in children include:

    1. Tooth Decay (Cavities): This is the most prevalent dental problem among children. It occurs when bacteria in the mouth convert sugars into acids that erode tooth enamel.
    2. Gum Disease: While more common in adults, children can also suffer from gum disease, which can range from mild gingivitis to more severe forms. It’s usually caused by poor oral hygiene.
    3. Dental Erosion: Acidic foods and drinks can wear away the enamel on children’s teeth, leading to sensitivity and increased vulnerability to cavities.
    4. Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use: These habits can cause misalignment of teeth if they continue for too long, potentially necessitating orthodontic treatment later.
    5. Teething and Tooth Loss: These natural processes can sometimes lead to discomfort, swollen gums, and irritability in younger children.
    6. Orthodontic Problems: Misaligned teeth, overcrowded mouths, and irregular jaw structures can become evident as children grow and may require braces or other orthodontic interventions.

    At Old Betsy Dental, we are dedicated to addressing these issues early on, providing comprehensive care to ensure your child’s oral health is on the right track.

  • What age should a child first visit a pediatric dentist?

    A child should have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears, whichever comes first. This early visit helps establish a dental home for the child and allows the dentist to monitor growth and development, preventing dental problems before they arise.

  • Are dental X-rays safe for children?

    Yes, dental X-rays are safe for children. Dentists take extra precautions to limit the child’s exposure to radiation by using lead aprons and high-speed film. X-rays are a vital tool that helps dentists diagnose potential issues that aren’t visible during a regular dental examination.

  • What is fluoride, and is it safe for my child?

    Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities. It is safe and recommended for children, in appropriate amounts, as it is a critical element in fighting tooth decay. Your pediatric dentist can discuss your child’s fluoride needs based on their oral health condition and local water supply.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about pediatric dentistry and the procedures used by Old Betsy Dental, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Old Betsy Dental of Keene

104 S Old Betsy Rd
Keene, TX 76059
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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Phone

(817) 641-2272

Email Address

[email protected]

Old Betsy Dental of Joshua

3513 SW Wilshire Blvd
Joshua, TX 76058
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Hours

Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Phone

(817) 295-4500

Email Address

[email protected]