We Care About Kids!
Dr. Ruiz endeavors to make children of all ages relax and enjoy themselves, so plan to bring the whole family!
You can rely on our expertise, knowing your child will receive the foremost techniques in children’s dentistry,
expressed with caring, sensitivity, and understanding. We instruct children in proper dental care habits and teach
them how to keep their teeth healthy for life. We look forward to seeing them when they cut their first tooth and
then watching them grow year after year.
We work hard to ensure no child grows up with a fear of the dental office. According to our many appreciative parents,
we are doing just that! Our office is an inviting and exciting place that children enjoy visiting. Whether you have an
adventurous four-year-old or a timid eight-year-old, we are here to help you.
Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is as Important as Choosing Their Pediatrician
Promoting good habits early on (in an environment that’s relaxed and fun) is fundamental to laying the proper
foundation that promotes a lifetime of strong oral health.
From a young age, children’s teeth are at risk to cavities due to many factors. Children lack the necessary
coordination to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is imperative that parents assist in their child’s
daily dental care. This encourages both thorough cleaning and the development of good dental habits. Little kids
tend to eat frequently throughout the day (grazing). This results in an overexposure to food acids (every time
you eat you make acid), which may create more cavities.
Improper cleaning means additional acid production, which in turn hastens the productions of cavities. The good
news is that recognizing poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing
teeth, can radically reduce the odds of your child developing a cavity.
Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
Dental sealants compensate for the fact that children often don’t excel at brushing their teeth. They try hard, but
even as adults we have problems reaching the deep grooves in the back of our teeth. Sealants protect teeth from bacteria,
acids, and plaque formation, which often lead to decay. And, we know, once the tooth has decay, it is damaged forever
and will require a filling or crown.
Here’s how dental sealants work:
- The teeth are cleaned and sterilized.
- A thin plastic coating, which is normally white or clear in color, is applied.
- A curing light is pointed at the sealant to bond it into place.
- Without drills, shots, or the removal of any tooth structure, the whole procedure is done in just a few minutes.
- It’s totally harmless.
Applying dental sealants is one of the most proactive procedures available that both children and adolescents can have done to preserve their natural teeth!
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (210) 736-5161 to schedule a visit for everyone.