Life is easier when you can take the whole family to visit the same dentist -- from great grandma and grandpa all the way to baby brother and sister. Here at Serene Family Dental, we will welcome your whole crew with open arms, and we especially love caring for young patients. Dr. Rana Lee is an experienced children’s dentist in McKinney offering gentle, friendly care that will set your little one on the path to a lifetime of good dental practices for a healthy, happy smile. Keep reading to learn more about why families trust us with McKinney’s littlest teeth!
Children’s Dental Care
While the basics of dental care are the same for any age, your child’s smile has different needs from your own. For example, they are more vulnerable to cavities between the ages of 6 and 14, making routine checkups and cleanings absolutely crucial. Baby teeth will fall out and be replaced by permanent ones, but you should still take the appropriate steps to keep their pearly whites healthy all throughout childhood. Partnering with your children’s dentist, Dr. Lee, will make that a lot easier!
Your Child’s First Appointment
The American Dental Association recommends that children should visit the dentist for an initial check-up around their first birthday, with routine 6-month checkups and cleanings beginning no later than age 3. It may seem young, but it is never too early to put your little one on the path to a healthy and long-lasting smile.
We will work to ensure that your child’s first visit to Serene Family Dental is as simple and stress-free as possible. They will sit in your lap throughout the process and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have about their developing smile. After we have taken a quick look and confirmed that everything is developing properly -- or identified a plan of action for potential issues -- then that’s it! We will send you both on your way with big smiles and plans to see you again soon.
Developing Positive Habits
Visiting the dentist as recommended could not be more important for your child’s developing smile, and this regular care should be complemented with proper oral hygiene habits at home.
Some tips for at-home hygiene for kids include:
Help them brush for two minutes, twice a day, and floss as soon as two teeth touch each other
Continue to monitor habits even after your child begins brushing on their own (around age 7)
Use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent cavities
Implement a progress chart if you meet resistance brushing and flossing -- add a sticker for each day they succeed and set small rewards as you see fit (for 1 week of good habits, for example)
Contact Us Today!
If it has been a while since your child’s last visit to the dentist, or if your baby or toddler has yet to have their growing smile checked out, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Serene Family Dental! Your dentist in McKinney welcomes you and your whole family. Book a visit for superb care today.