Preventive Treatments in Austin, TX
At Poplin Pediatric Dentistry, we know that you want your child to have the best possible start in life. It's important to make dentistry a part of your efforts because one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is a head start on a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
Why Your Child Needs Preventive Care
Keeping current with preventive treatments like cleanings and exams are essential if you want to do everything you can to protect your child’s oral health. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 42 percent of children have had cavities, and 23 percent of children between age 2 and 11 have untreated decay, making cavities one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood.
Cavities alone are a big enough problem, but the associated discomfort can also impact your child’s eating and nutrition habits, speech, learning, and even playing. Our goal is to teach you and your child about the benefits of prevention so you’ll be motivated to follow through with important appointments.
Reducing your child's risk of decay and gum disease can easily be accomplished by keeping up with their regular checkups, helping them practice proper oral hygiene, and instilling healthy eating habits in them. Dr. Jared Poplin and our friendly team enjoy getting to meet and learn about our youngest patients, and we know that you will appreicate our gentle approach! Our goal is to do whatever we can to ensure that your child enjoys visits that are comfortable, pleasant, and uneventful! There's nothing our team enjoys more than watching our youngest patients leave our office with a happy smile!
Customized Care for Your Child
We won't recommend any treatment for your child until we can sit down with you and explain proper hygiene and nutrition and how they benefit your child's oral health. We will also talk to you about your concerns and answer any questions you have. Dental sealants are another effective treatment we offer that prevents cavities and keeps your child’s teeth strong and healthy. If your child does have a cavity, we will restore it to make sure the tooth stays healthy until it’s ready to come out on its own.
Kids Love our Friendly Environment
Your child deserves high-quality pediatric dental care in an environment that helps them feel safe and secure. Our team understands how important it is to keep your child happy and comfortable so they naturally develop a healthy, positive attitude about visiting the dental office. A child’s early experiences with their dentist can have a lasting impression on their lifelong oral health, and we do our best to provide a comfortable, warm office setting.
It’s important for you to know that your child’s dental care is in the hands of a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who is committed to protecting their oral health. At Poplin Pediatric Dentistry, we wouldn’t have it any other way!