Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Coppell, TX
We Have Answers to Your Questions
You want the best for your child, and you want to be sure that you choose the right dental office for their needs. We completely understand! That’s why we are giving you as much information as you need to make the decision to see us. Check out our responses to common questions below, and let us know if you have others not mentioned here.
When should I start bringing my child to the dentist?
We recommend that you begin your child’s semi annual dental visits when they turn one year old. At that point, most of the appointments will consist of a quick, gentle exam and guidance for their diet and oral care routine at home. However, if your baby has a tongue-tie, we encourage you to visit us so that we can resolve it right away. When they approach age four, we’ll encourage independent checkups and cleanings without mom or dad in the room, if they feel comfortable. Regardless of their age, be sure to bring your child at least every six months for minimum dental care.
What amenities does your office offer?
In addition to our fun, relaxing beach theme, our practice has many exciting features. For example, in The Dental Lab, we have experiments and interesting educational materials for kiddos to learn more about dental health. We also have monthly and special contests with fun prizes!
What is a tongue-tie?
A tongue-tie is a string of tissue, called a frenum, underneath the tongue. In some patients, the frenum is too thick or restrictive, which can impact their ability to breastfeed, talk clearly, and eat solid foods.
How can you treat my child’s tongue-tie?
Using our CO2 light scalpel laser, we can remove the extra tissue, which allows the tongue to move and function more freely. Compared to traditional treatment, this method is much more comfortable and effective, and we are happy to announce that we have an oral/myofacial therapist on staff to help with the process as well.
What is sleep-disordered breathing?
Sleep-disordered breathing occurs when your child stops breathing during sleep for a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, these breaks in breathing can happen many times each night, disrupting your child’s rest and potentially causing health problems. In our practice, we can perform an airway analysis for children and teens and get them on the path toward healthier sleep and well-being.
Do you treat children with special needs?
Absolutely! We love working with children of all abilities and can accommodate those with special mental, physical, and behavioral needs. Just let us know when you schedule their appointment, and we’ll prepare for a successful visit.