Pediatric Dentistry

pediatric dentistry

Taking care of babies teeth from the beginning is imperative if you want your child to have healthy permanent teeth.

Your infant will have 20 baby teeth. These teeth will begin to erupt around six months of age. However, all babies are different with some not seeing the first tooth until they are 12 months old; it really depends on the child.

You should wipe your newborns gums after each feeding with a damp washcloth. You can also use a gauze pad soaked in water.

When you see the first tooth use a baby toothbrush and continue brushing as each tooth erupts.

Be careful with sugar in formulas and juices as too much can lead to baby bottle decay. In addition, try not to become dependent on pacifiers as they are not good for your child’s teeth and gums either.

LifeSmiles by Randy Mitchmore D.D.S. offers pediatric dentistry treatments that include:

Topical Fluoride
Fluoride helps makes the enamel on your teeth harder. It also makes it resistant to tooth decay. While there is fluoride in drinking water, toothpastes and mouth rinses, Dr. Mitchmore recommends professional fluoride treatments for your children.
Dental Sealants
Those pits and fissures at the backs of the teeth where the chewing surfaces are love to host bacteria and decay. Dental sealants prevent decay and can last for up to a decade. Dental sealants are perfect for kids, but also excellent for adults with natural teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes babies and children need root canals just like adults do. Injuries from accidents or decay from baby bottles is usually the reason. LifeSmiles pediatric dentist in Houston recommend root canal therapy for babies for injury and decay. Don’t forget that keeping the baby tooth also means the permanent teeth will form in the right place.
Dental Bonding
Saving baby’s teeth is imperative. Baby teeth serve as a guide for permanent teeth. This is the main reason your Houston pediatric dentist will recommend dental bonding for baby and adult teeth. Dental bonding is just like adult dental bonding in that a resin is used to replace chips and cracks on the tooth or teeth.

Keep Your Baby’s Teeth Healthy

The first time you feed your baby is first time you will clean your infant’s gums. Make sure you keep up the habit and introduce your baby to LifeSmiles in Houston when you feel it is necessary or after the first tooth erupts.

If you are unsure, contact Dr. Mitchmore and the LifeSmiles team for more information.

Chronic Pain

Chronic tooth pain is a sign of something more sinister. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mitchmore if you notice any pain regardless of how severe it is.

Any pain is an indication that something is probably wrong with the inside of the tooth. Bacterial infections are common with tooth decay and need to be treated quickly to avoid an abscess and root canal therapy.

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Tooth Extractions
Dental Implants
Corrective Jaw Surgery
TMJ Recovery
Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Trauma Surgery
Bone Graft Surgery
Gummy Smile Lift
Surgery for Snorting and Sleep Apnea
Cleft Palate/Lip Surgery
Full Smile Reconstruction
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Pediatric Dentistry


Pediatric Dentistry


Pediatric Dentistry