Oral Health for Children and Teens
At Ritchie Dental Group we believe your child’s smile is precious and should receive expert dental care from the time those first pearly whites make an appearance. That’s why we’re proud to serve as your children’s dentist in Marble Falls. We put our expertise, passion, and compassion to work to look after your little one’s oral health, teach them the importance of proper dental care, and show them that they don’t have to be afraid of the dentist.
We Welcome Patients of All Ages
As your family dentist, we love to work with patients of all ages. Next time you come in for your own appointment, why not bring your child with you? When a child has the opportunity to see that their parent isn’t afraid of the dentist, and they can sit back and watch what happens in our office, they’re more likely to relax during their own appointment.
When it’s time for your child’s turn in the big chair, we’ll go the extra mile to put them at ease. We always strive to create a fun and positive learning environment that helps to instill a lifelong affection for dental care in your children.
Children’s Dentistry Promotes Happy Young Smiles
Dental caries (cavities) are all too common among young ones today. And while we’re well-equipped to help restore your child’s smile if they fall victim to a little sugar bug, we would rather stop the tooth decay before it starts. A few of the preventive services we offer for kids include:
Professional cleaning. Just like adults, kids should have their teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. This gets rid of plaque and tartar and helps to prevent stains.
Dental sealants. Kids aren’t always as thorough as they should be when they’re brushing, and if they have deep grooves in their molars, food can easily become stuck in there. Sealants create a barrier between the chewing surface of the teeth and the substances that might do them harm.
Fluoride treatment. Fluoride is essential for helping kids enjoy strong teeth, but if your family drinks bottled water, your child may not be getting enough of this mineral. As your children’s dentist in Brady, we can give your young one’s teeth the fluoride boost they need in order to thrive.
Orthodontics for Kids
Most people associate orthodontic treatment with the teenage years. It seems natural to wait until adult teeth have erupted to provide treatment for various bite problems. However, at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady, Texas, we provide early interceptive orthodontics to Burnet area families. With early interceptive orthodontics and braces for kids, we can arrest developmental problems during the primary teeth phase to get a head start on lasting oral health and straight teeth.
Early interceptive orthodontics can be placed around the age of two or three if we determine that bite problems are surely developing at this early stage to achieve straight teeth. These teeth will eventually fall out, but they act as guides for the eventual eruption of adult teeth. Because of this, correcting bite problems of primary teeth will help your child’s secondary teeth come in straight.
Education Is Key
We know that you do your best to teach your child the importance of good dental care at home, but we want to help you out! During your child’s appointment, we’ll be sure to talk to them about the importance of brushing and flossing, and we’ll demonstrate the proper techniques to help them be as thorough as possible when they’re caring for their pearly whites.
If you have any questions about how you can help your child prevent cavities, or if you’re concerned that they have a habit that may damage their smile (such as aggressive thumb-sucking or an insatiable sweet tooth), please talk to us. We’re always willing to offer advice on how you can help your child to adjust their behaviors so they can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Schedule an Appointment With a Children’s Dentist in Brady or Marble Falls, TX
At Ritchie Dental Group, your children’s smile and dental care habits are our top priority. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, simply call or contact us using the form on this page. We look forward to ensuring that your child has a comfortable and productive dentistry experience!