We love to see kids! One of the first things you will notice when you walk into our Pflugerville or Marble Falls dental office is that we take great care to make the experience comfortable for our youngest of patients. With movies and games in our dedicated children's play area, flat-screen TVs with cartoons playing in the treatment rooms, and special prizes from our toy chest, we strive to make your child's visit fun from start to finish.
Our Team Knows Kids!
Your team at Bright Smiles Family Dentistry is very kid-friendly and will always provide an upbeat and positive atmosphere during your child's visit with us. Many cases of dental fear start at a young age. Our goal is to ensure that your children become comfortable with their dental visits and learn to take care of their teeth when they are young. Accomplishing this helps to ensure healthy, happy teeth for a lifetime.
Is your child an infant or a toddler? We gladly see children of all ages. We like to say we see patients "from year 1 to 101." The American Dental Association recommends that parents schedule their child's first dental visit soon after the first baby tooth comes in, and your Marble Falls, and Pflugerville dentists agree. Regular dental visits from a young age are an important part of protecting your child's future oral health.
Fillings and Baby Teeth
Many parents wonder why a filling is necessary in a baby tooth when the tooth is just going to be replaced with a permanent tooth eventually. There are several reasons your dentist may recommend to fill a cavity in a baby tooth. Cavities can be painful and uncomfortable for your child, and a filling may be a great option to restore the tooth and eliminate discomfort.
Baby teeth also serve an important function in your child's developing mouth. They help keep your child's teeth evenly spaced, allowing permanent teeth to grow in properly. Removing baby teeth before the permanent tooth is ready to grow in can lead to crowding and crooked teeth and may require orthodontic treatment to repair these issues as a teen or adult.
A Pediatric Dental Specialist for Your Convenience
We are proud to have a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry on staff at Bright Smiles Family Dentistry. A pediatric dentist is a specialist with years of additional training focused on specifically treating children. Often, it is not possible to safely treat very young children or children with special needs in a routine office setting. When this is the case, your dentist may suggest an evaluation with our pediatric dentist to determine the proper option to safely complete the necessary treatment.
Because we have a pediatric dentist on staff who is trained to treat these advanced cases, there is less need for an inconvenient referral out to a different provider or practice that you may not be as comfortable with. Our patients love the convenience and continuity of having all of their treatment completed under one roof.