Pediatric Dentistry – Rowlett, TX
Specialized Care for Growing Smiles
Children have their own unique dental needs that change throughout every stage of development, and visiting a practice that is mindful of them is essential to ensuring their long-term oral health. Thankfully, we have just the dentist you need: Dr. Tera Pollock. A mother of three herself, she’s our expert when it comes to growing smiles, and she’ll go above and beyond to ensure that your little (or not so little) one always has a comfortable and relaxing time at the dentist. Contact us today so she can protect your child’s smile for years to come.
Why Choose Rowlett Dental Associates for Pediatric Dentistry?
- Happy to treat children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers
- Patient comfort is priority #1
- Team staffed by proud mothers & fathers
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Your child’s routine appointments will be completely tailored to their age, temperament, personality, and particular dental needs. Younger patients coming in for their first visit will experience a short and gentle exam, while older children will benefit from a more thorough checkup and cleaning. As your child grows, we’ll adjust their care accordingly so we’re always able to preserve and protect their beautiful smile. Right from the beginning, we’ll go out of our way to ensure they feel welcomed and calm from check-in to checkout.
The back teeth can be a little tricky to clean for small hands that are still learning how to brush, which is why the molars/premolars so often develop cavities in children. Thankfully, giving them the extra protection they need is nice and simple. With a dental sealant, we apply a thin, clear layer of resin to the teeth that quickly hardens into a barrier that harmful plaque, bacteria, and food particles cannot cross. In just a few minutes, we can literally give your child up to a decade’s worth of round-the-clock cavity prevention.
Fluoride is a mineral that actually strengthens the enamel and makes it more resistant to decay upon contact, which is why you’ll find it added to so many toothpastes and community water sources. For children, regular fluoride use can also aid in the development of their adult teeth, even before they start erupting! That’s why, at your child’s routine appointments, we’ll give them a topical fluoride treatment that only takes a few minutes.
Participating in sports is great for children for a variety of reasons, but you know what isn’t? Dental injuries that result from running into other players or being hit by flying equipment. To help your child’s smile stay safe so they can stay in the game, our practice can provide them with a custom-made mouthguard. Unlike generic mouthguards from the store, our custom-guards are specially designed to fit over each child’s unique teeth, making them more comfortable and providing better protection at the same time.