We all want our children to be happy and healthy. Teaching them about proper nutrition and physical activity is a vital part of establishing overall wellness. The process is very similar for establishing oral health. Educating them about good habits, proper oral care at home, and the importance of dental care can set them up for a lifetime of oral health. You can start the process from the moment their first tooth erupts and continue throughout childhood. Frisco Elm Dental in Little Elm, TX is a full-service family dental practice that offers comprehensive care with convenient hours (we’re even open on Saturdays!).
The first visits to the dentist’s office are very important for our youngest patients. It is during this time that we get them used to the sights, sounds, and smells they will encounter. We want your children to feel comfortable here, and in order to do that, we make sure our office is relaxing and inviting. Many patients who suffer from dental phobia later in life reference traumatic experiences as a child, which is why we work hard to ensure their experiences in our office are always positive.
During early appointments, we examine the teeth and gums; this allows us to monitor oral development. It also allows us to identify any problems as early as possible when the treatment is likely to be easier and less invasive. This is your chance as parents to ask any questions that you have. Together, we will come up with a plan to establish healthy oral habits for your child that will carry them throughout life.
Dental hygienist cleanings allow us to remove any buildup or stains from your child’s teeth so that they leave healthy and looking beautiful.
Fluoride is a substance that helps strengthen natural tooth enamel. When fluoride is applied to the teeth, there will be a clear film that stays on the teeth for several hours. It’s important to avoid eating or rinsing for 30 minutes after the application and no tooth brushing that evening. Normal tooth brushing can resume the following day.
Digital images allow us to have a visual of the mouth below the gumline. We take these routine images as needed and follow the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Establishing good oral hygiene routines from an early age is an important part of oral health. Once your child is old enough to begin brushing on his or her own, we will show them the proper technique. There are many things you can do at home to help the health of your child’s mouth. We offer the following tips based on the stage of development:
As the rates of early childhood decay rise, we feel it’s important to focus on prevention. We’re always happy to answer any questions or concerns from parents, and when a problem does arise, we will work together to develop a plan for restoring oral health and maintaining it moving forward.
At Frisco Elm Dental, Dr. Suri and her team are committed to providing families in the Little Elm, TX area with access to convenient, compassionate, and comprehensive dental care. Good oral health begins by establishing healthy habits and routine dental care from an early age. In order to serve our patients, we are committed to offering extended evening hours and Saturday appointments. We encourage parents to contact us anytime if there are any questions or concerns about their child’s teeth. If you are looking for a family dentist who has the best interests of you and your child in mind, look no further than the team at Frisco Elm Dental. If you live in or around the Little Elm, TX area and would like to schedule an appointment with our team, please call us today at (214) 705-7100.
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.