Children’s Dentistry – Rockwall, TX
Helping Your Kids Protect Their Smiles
There’s nothing more beautiful to a parent than their child’s happy smile. If you want your little one’s grin to last, then you should make sure they have good dental experiences early in life. Our friendly staff and welcoming office will help your child stay relaxed while Dr. McNew and Dr. Stein examine and clean their teeth. We’ll put your child on the road to a lifetime of healthy smiles! Contact us today to set up their next appointment!
Why Choose McNew Dental for Children’s Dentistry?
- Knowledgeable Dentist with 35+ Years of Combined Experience
- Custom-Made Mouthguards for Young Children
- Staff Members That Have Been Here for Over 15 Years
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
In addition to cleaning their teeth, your child’s dental checkup is meant to make sure that your little one’s mouth is developing properly. During their early years, we can teach you the correct method for brushing their teeth as well as how to stop harmful habits such as thumb-sucking. As they get older, we’ll look for signs of needing advanced care. For example, at some point, they might require braces to straighten their teeth and correct their bite. Remember: being proactive with your child’s treatment can save them a lot of pain later!
Sealants are thin layers of plastic that are often applied to a child’s teeth. They’re typically used for the molars at the back of the mouth. Since these teeth can be hard to keep clean (especially for someone still learning how to brush), a sealant can be a useful layer of defense against bacteria and food particles. This treatment can be performed as soon as your child’s permanent molars erupt (which is normally around age 6 for 1st molars and age 12 for 2nd molars).
If you don’t want your child to suffer the pain of a cavity, it’s important to make sure they’re getting enough fluoride. This mineral can be used to prevent or slow down tooth decay by strengthening the enamel. We can apply fluoride directly to your child’s teeth as part of their regular checkup. Only a small amount will be used and hardly any will be swallowed; you can rest assured that the process is completely safe with over 100 years of in-depth research.
Even with proper dental care, your child may eventually develop a cavity that needs to be filled. You might be afraid that they’ll need to get a metal filling that will stick out when they smile and expose them to teasing from other kids. But here at McNew Dental, we use a tooth-colored composite resin designed to match your child’s teeth. Not only does it look natural, but it bonds directly to the enamel; that means we won’t have to make as many changes to your child’s remaining tooth structure just to place the filling.
Encouraging your child to play a sport they love is a great way to help them stay healthy, but make sure they aren’t putting their smiles at risk! For high-contact and low-contact games alike, your young athlete should be wearing a mouthguard that will keep their teeth and gums safe if they get hit in the mouth. The mouthguards we provide are uniquely designed so that they will fit perfectly; this will make it much more comfortable for your child to wear.