Dental Care for Children

We offer holistic, biological dental care for patients of all ages at Pride Dental in Arlington, Texas. Families are always welcome.

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Our dental services include a full spectrum of services for young patients, from regular exams and cleanings to fillings to frenectomies (tongue/lip tie release). And as with adults, we take a preventive approach, committed to helping each child we see get the healthiest start possible and maintain the level of oral health that supports whole body health. 

We never use fluoride. If teeth ever need to be filled, we use only fluoride-free, BPA-free composite resins. We never place mercury amalgam or use metal crowns. 

And if decay is just on the surface, we may be able to treat it non-invasively with ozone or laser procedures.

When Should My Child Come in for Their First Dental Appointment? 

Most new parents know the importance of taking their child to a pediatrician for regular wellness checks, but regular dental visits are important, too. 

That first visit should happen within 6 months of their first tooth appearing and no later than their first birthday. There are two main reasons for this:

  • It’s an opportunity to make sure that your child’s jaws, teeth, and related structures are growing properly, as well as evaluate their risk of caries (decay) and learn practical things you can do to minimize that risk.
  • It helps get your child comfortable with going to the dentist. The sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office can seem strange or even scary to little ones. Letting them get used to this environment early usually makes future visits go much more smoothly.

Research has shown that delaying the first dental visit, a child’s risk of developing decay is many times higher than those who have their first visit by the age of one. Regular dental checkups have been identified as one of the main protective factors associated with better oral health in preschoolers. 

As with your own oral health, being proactive about your child’s oral health is essential. We’re here to help you get your kids off to the best start possible and sustain it for a lifetime of good mouth/body health. 

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