The Premier Kids Dentists in Pearland, TX
As American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certified pediatric dentists, Dr. Pamela Clark and Dr. Nancy Wong specialize in providing comprehensive dental care for infants, children, adolescents, and teens, as well as children with special needs.
The oral hygiene and nutritional habits children develop early are what they carry into adulthood. By having positive experiences in our dental office as children, patients mature into adults with good oral health care habits including visiting the dentist twice a year.
Start You Child on the Path to Dental Wellness
When is the best time to bring your child to the dentist? We recommend that children first visit Pearland Pediatric Dentistry by their first birthday, and once every six months for a comprehensive dental exam, growth and development assessment, a professional cleaning and fluoride treatment, and any recommended radiographs. This gives our pediatric dentists a chance to review oral hygiene instructions and give nutritional counseling, perform an oral cancer screening and assess gingival health. Additionally, as pediatric specialists, we examine your child’s overall health, growth, and development.
Why make Pearland Pediatric Dentistry your child’s dental home?
Children of all ages find their dental home at our Pearland, TX dental office. We’ve created a space that is kid-friendly and fun with games, books, and televisions. We take time to get to know and connect to your child and ensure we build a relationship with each family so they look forward to coming back for every visit.
We believe that it’s important to set a positive impression with a dentist early on. For younger patients, anxious patients, and special needs patients, we offer Happy Visits at no charge. This allows patients a chance to become comfortable and familiar with our office and team by having an appointment where they get acquainted with the environment before they come in for a full exam.
We treat each child as if he or she is our own. We are thorough and conservative, and aware of each child as an individual. We genuinely care about every child and parent!
Learn about Your Child’s Teeth
Your child's first primary or baby teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of six and 12 months, and will continue to erupt until about age three. During this time, your child's gums may feel tender and sore. To help alleviate this discomfort, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of a teething ring. When your child has finished teething, you can expect a total of 20 primary teeth.
Your child's primary teeth are shed at various times throughout childhood. Permanent teeth begin erupting at age six, and continue until age 21. Adults have 28 permanent teeth (32, including wisdom teeth).
Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth
As your child's teeth erupt, be sure to examine them every two weeks, looking for lines and discoloration that may be caused by decay. Remember that sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so take care that your child brushes after feeding or eating. We recommend brushing at least two times a day for optimal oral hygiene.
Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. When a baby's tooth erupts, brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a smear-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than two, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by Dr. Pamela Clark or Dr. Nancy Wong. Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and we will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of decay, contact our Pearland Pediatric Dental office immediately.
Getting to know your teeth is fun!