Pediatric Dental Appointment
Although we all have the same basic oral structure, we all have our own unique dental needs. These needs change as we go through life. Where young patients are seen by their dentist to monitor the growth of new teeth, elderly patients may visit the dentist to discover the best way to replace teeth that have been lost. At Rush Creek Dental, patients of all ages are treated with personalized care that promotes their healthiest smiles, based solely on their specific situation.
Dr. Rami Sater discovered very early in his career the immense reward that comes from helping children learn how to manage their oral health from a very young age. In the area of pediatric dental care in our Arlington, TX practice, we work with parents of infants and young children, as well as the children themselves, into their teen years and beyond.
Even infants benefit from the dental advice that comes from a skilled pediatric dentist. Parents are encouraged to begin oral care within a few days of bringing baby home, gently cleansing the mouth with a moist cloth after each feeding. This early habit can be soothing to an infant, and effective at removing natural bacteria from the mouth, which can lead to dental caries and eventual cavities.
We are happy to see pediatric patients as soon as their pearly whites begin to sprout, monitoring the growth of teeth, and advising parents on healthy habits to avoid cavities. Once such habit is to put a youngster to sleep only with a bottle of water, not milk or juice. When only water is consumed right before sleep, there is no fuel for oral bacteria. Milk or juice leaves sugar residue on teeth and gums, a primary food source for bacteria, which eat delicate enamel from baby teeth.
As we work with pediatric patients, we use gentle techniques and age-appropriate language that enables them to feel comfortable as they learn about the importance of healthy teeth and gums. We incorporate advanced technologies into diagnostic care, such as the DIAGNOdent laser cavity finder, and we use nitrous oxide to help especially nervous children make their way through dental treatment without fear.
During the various stages of life, oral health faces different challenges. We understand these and work to keep your family in the best oral health. Contact Rush Creek Dentistry for your appointment with Dr. Sater.