Why is Children’s Dental Care Important?

Dr. Jacob Grapevine offers pediatric dental care in Plano, TX. Dr. Grapevine, his dental team, and his office staff ensure that patients have positive experiences when they come in for a dental visit. They help patients and parents alike learn the best ways to maintain their smiles.

If you are looking for a family dentist, call Dr. Grapevine at (972) 268-6480. You can also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Grapevine on our website. We look forward to seeing you and your child at your next routine dental appointment.

Children's Dental Care in Plano, Texas

Age-Specific Care

For younger children, tooth decay is a common dental problem. We provide dental cleanings and fluoride treatments to younger patients in order to ensure their teeth are strong and healthy. It’s important to know the importance of oral health from a young age, which is why children should start seeing the dentist when their primary, or baby teeth, begin to show.

Our dental hygienists help make sure both parents and children know proper brushing and flossing techniques. Children who visit the dentist early on maintain their oral health and also have less of a chance of developing dental anxiety. Our goal is to ensure that all of our patients feel comfortable when they visit our dental office. We want patients of all ages to learn the importance of regular dental visits as well as maintenance at home.

Catching Oral Health Problems

Biannual dental checkups are essential to catching developing problems before they worsen. The sooner that we discover dental problems, the easier it is to treat them. We offer conservative treatment options to preserve the natural tooth structure while targeting oral health issues.

Dr. Grapevine and his dentists also provide comprehensive examinations of the teeth and gums, looking for tooth decay or gum disease. Cavities are one of the most common problems for our younger patients. We can provide dental sealants, thin coatings often first applied at age 6 and then at age 12 to protect teeth from decay. Fillings, orthodontic care, and custom sports mouthguards are also some of the treatments we offer to younger patients to keep their smiles bright and healthy.