Pediatric Dentist Greenville, TX

As a family dental practice, Wesley Dental offers pediatric dentistry in Greenville, TX. We provide complete general dental care for children and continue this care as they grow into young adults. Dr. Scott Marshall and Dr. John Taylor are dedicated to keeping your child happy, healthy, and safe during their dentist appointment. Our goal is to help your child maintain good oral health by helping them develop proper habits at an early age.

pediatric dentistry in Greenville, TX

Start Your Child on the Path Toward a Healthy Smile

When should you bring your child in for their first dentist appointment? We recommend seeing them by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts. We want to see them every six months just like an adult after that. During each appointment, the dentist will perform a comprehensive exam and assess their oral growth and development. We will also professionally clean their teeth and take X-rays if necessary.

Another important aspect of pediatric dental appointments is the education we provide for the caregivers and the children. We will give you tips and advice on how to care for your child’s oral hygiene at each stage in life. As your child ages, we will teach them how to care for their teeth and gums. We will give them the confidence they properly brush and floss their teeth.

Early dental health habits will keep your child’s primary teeth in good shape. It is vital to keep primary teeth (baby teeth) healthy and intact until they naturally fall out. Baby teeth are crucial because:

  • Help children maintain proper nutrition, allowing them to chew properly
  • Allow for proper speech development
  • Promote good self-esteem

Preventing Pediatric Tooth Decay

The American Academy of Pediatrics states that more than 45% of U.S. children will suffer from cavities, or tooth decay, by age 19. Childhood tooth decay is a serious issue among children even though it can be prevented. There are many things you can do to prevent your child from getting cavities starting early in their life.

Good oral hygiene habits start early in life. When it comes to children’s dental health, it starts with parents caring for children’s teeth and getting them to the dentist for regular dental visits. As soon as your child’s teeth erupt, you should begin to clean them until your child can do it themself. Other tips to avoid childhood cavities include:

  • Never put your child to bed with a bottle
  • Avoid sugary drinks, especially before age 1
  • Limit candy
  • Drink water in between meals
  • Be a role model for your child and show them what good oral hygiene habits look like
  • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day until they can do it
  • Use fluoride toothpaste (a rice-sized amount before age 3, then a pea-sized amount)
  • Monitor your child’s oral hygiene habits to make sure they care for their teeth properly
  • Encourage proper nutrition

Children’s Dentistry Services

We offer many services for children at Wesley Dental. These services include routine dental care, treatment for various dental issues, and preventive services. Our caring dental staff makes every effort to ensure the comfort and safety of our young patients. The treatments and services we offer for children include:

  • Thorough evaluation of the child’s oral health and development
  • Professional teeth cleanings
  • Screening for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral diseases
  • X-rays
  • Dental Sealants as a preventive measure against tooth decay
  • Dental fillings to treat cavities
  • Invisalign to treat crooked teeth
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Custom mouthguards for sports

Schedule a Pediatric Dentist Appointment in Greenville, TX

Dr. Scott Marshall and Dr. John Taylor provide pediatric dentistry in Greenville, TX. As a family dentistry practice, you can enjoy the convenience that Wesley Dental offers by having your whole family treated in one office. Call 903-270-5279 or request an appointment online to book your family’s dentist appointments.