Early Dental Care

Pediatric Dental Professionals

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Austin, TX

If you don’t pay attention to early dental care, you’re more likely to have serious oral health problems later in life. At Pediatric Dental Professionals in Austin, Texas, pediatric dentist Danny Watts, DDS, and orthodontist Stephen Robirds, DDS, provide patients with high-quality early dental care, such as comprehensive dental exams and cleanings. Being proactive about your oral health helps limit your risk of gum disease, decay, and tooth loss. To set up your next early dental care visit, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Early Dental Care Q & A

What does early dental care involve? 

Early dental care focuses on preventing oral health problems and diagnosing them early on when they’re far easier to treat. The team at Pediatric Dental Professionals encourages patients to emphasize early dental care, particularly with younger patients. It’s imperative that children and teens prioritize early dental care from a young age. This helps them develop good lifelong habits. 

The two main hallmarks of early dental care are dental exams and professional cleanings. Exams and cleanings help significantly limit your risk of oral health concerns such as: 

  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Tooth discoloration

Early dental care also touches on lifestyle habits, especially your nutrition. Dr. Watts and Dr. Robirds can help you incorporate better nutrition practices into your daily life, which can have a dramatic impact on the success of your preventive care. 

How do early dental care exams and cleanings work? 

During your regularly scheduled dental exams, either Dr. Watts or Dr. Robirds performs thoroughly evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. They use small mirrors and, in some cases, digital imaging technology to examine your teeth and gums. 

After an exam, a Pediatric Dental Professionals team member performs your cleaning. During a cleaning, the staff uses special dental instruments to get rid of harmful bacteria that accumulates around your gum line. No matter how well you brush and floss your teeth, these professional cleanings are essential. 

How often do I need to come in for early dental care? 

The team at Pediatric Dental Professionals recommends coming in twice annually for early dental care visits. This can, however, vary depending on factors such as the state of your oral health, your age, or specific recommendations given to you by the staff. 

Why is early dental care important? 

Ultimately, early dental care decreases the chances that you need costly, invasive dental procedures to treat oral health issues. That means by paying attention to problems early on, later you save time and money. 

Also, your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. With that in mind, high-quality preventive dentistry actually limits your risk of health concerns, such as heart disease, stroke, and hypertension. 

To schedule an early dental care visit and get your exam and cleaning, call or book an appointment online today.