Studies show that children in the United States lose more than 51 school hours each year due to dental disease. At the office of Dr. Lauri Barge, we recommend bringing your child in for biannual preventive checkups, to help prevent setbacks during the school year. Our Flower Mound children’s dentist emphasizes the importance of preventive care when it comes to your child’s oral health, and utilizes the most advanced methods of care to keep your child’s smile healthy, beautiful and cavity-free from the start.
Our Flower Mound children’s dentist recommends bringing your child in for their first checkup as soon as their first tooth erupts, which usually occurs by the age of one. At your child’s first visit to our office, our caring, highly trained team of professionals will discuss how to clean and care for your child’s newly emerging teeth, how to help your child handle the discomfort of teething and how to prevent early pediatric dental diseases, such as baby bottle tooth decay. We’ll also examine your child’s teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure as they mature, tracking their growth and development. Periodic checkups help to establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of oral health. During each checkup visit, we provide age appropriate instruction to your child on how to brush and floss effectively as well as how to make the right nutritional and lifestyle choices for maintaining a healthy smile. We also offer periodic fluoride treatments, which help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent the development of cavities. Once your child’s permanent molars erupt, we may also recommend dental sealants, which are protective coatings applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth to prevent plaque, tartar and food debris from gathering in the crevices.
At the office of Dr. Lauri Barge, we make every checkup a positive, worry-free experience for you and your child. As your Flower Mound children’s dentist, we help your child feel comfortable and relaxed whenever they come in for a visit. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.