Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Natural Smile Dentistry -  - Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry

Natural Smile Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry located in Plano, TX

Good dental experiences during childhood lay the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent oral health. At Natural Smile Dentistry, the friendly team led by Priya Mainker, DMD, creates a calm, welcoming, and positive environment where kids can get all the oral health care they need. The office welcomes children ages 4 and up for comprehensive pediatric dentistry services, and the entire family can come in for family dentistry as well. Call the Plano, Texas, office or book your child’s appointment using online scheduling now.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Like adults, children are vulnerable to tooth decay — and that's where pediatric dentistry comes in. Pediatric dentistry focuses on oral health in children. 

About 20% of kids ages 5-11 have one or more untreated cavities today. The Natural Smile Dentistry team helps children and their parents to learn everything they need to know about proper dental care, which can prevent cavities and other oral health problems. If cavities develop, the team can treat the decay and take steps to prevent its return.

What kinds of pediatric dentistry services are available?

Natural Smile Dentistry offers all kinds of pediatric dentistry, including:

  • Oral exams
  • Oral health education
  • Fillings
  • Dental sealants to prevent tooth decay
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Bite correction with Invisalign® teeth straightening
  • Emergency dentistry care for toothaches or damaged teeth
  • Mouthguards to prevent oral trauma during sports or other physical activity

The team understands that children may be apprehensive about seeing the dentist, so they take a number of steps to allay those fears and help your child feel comfortable. The team uses a gentle approach, and they interact directly with your child on their own level. 

Of course, parents are always welcome to attend appointments and learn more about how they can help their child stay healthy.

How often should I schedule pediatric dentistry appointments?

Natural Smile Dentistry recommends a personalized pediatric dentistry schedule for your child. Most children should come in for teeth cleanings and oral exams twice a year, barring problems. 

If your child develops cavities or gum disease, or if they have an accident, they may need additional treatment appointments. 

If your child needs fillings or some other kind of treatment, the team offers nitrous oxide sedation. This very safe and reliable method of inhaled gas takes effect in only a couple of minutes, completely relaxing your child for the duration of the procedure. 

The effects wear off quickly after the treatment, and many kids don't even remember their procedure. 

Natural Smile Dentistry treats their pediatric dentistry patients with great care. The team appreciates that you're trusting them with your child's health and safety, so they always go the extra mile to deliver positive dental experiences. 

Call the office or click on the online appointment tool to arrange your child's visit with the friendly pediatric dentistry team now.