At Safari Dental, there’s nothing we love more than helping our little patients form a positive relationship with oral health care from the get-go. In fact, we have a highly trained, board-certified pediatric dentist on our team! From the very first appointment, we’ll guide your son or daughter through their growing smile needs in a comfortable, safe, and even fun way. To schedule a visit, don’t hesitate to give our Bryan, TX office a call.
Pediatric Check-Ups & Cleanings
At these routine visits, we’ll clean your child’s teeth of harmful plaque deposits, examine their mouth for dental problems, as well as teach them the basics of home dental care. With just two of these appointments each year, we can make sure your most precious smiles stays strong and healthy as they grow and develop. From their very first appointment, we’ll always go at their pace and make sure they are relaxed the entire time.
When a child is learning to brush, it can be difficult for them to completely clean their back teeth, which is why the molars tend to be the most common spot for cavities to develop. To give your child’s smile a little bit of extra protection right where they need it, we can apply a thin, clear layer of a (BPA-free) plastic-based substance to these teeth. It will create an invisible barrier against plaque and food particles, effectively preventing both tooth decay and cavities.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in foods and public water sources that has shown to strengthen the teeth against both tooth decay and cavities, and it’s especially important for young children while their teeth are still developing. In order to keep their teeth healthy between appointments, we’ll have them wear a set of mouth trays filled with a highly-concentrated fluoride gel for just a few minutes. It’s quick, easy, and it’ll keep their smile nice and strong.
Does your child feel self-conscious about small gaps in their smile or a noticeably chipped tooth? When you’re trying to survive middle school, these minor issues can loom large in your appearance and hurt your self-confidence. Thankfully, our team offers dental bonding as a fast and effective solution. The treatment process only takes a single appointment, during which we’ll apply tooth-colored composite resin to the affected area and sculpt it into place so that it hides the flaw while still appearing beautifully natural.
While our team will do everything we can to protect your loved ones from the threat of tooth decay, cavities can still, unfortunately, pop up from time to time. At Safari Dental, our team offers tooth-colored fillings so that your special son or daughter can keep showing off their smile without worry. In comparison to traditional amalgam, these fillings are more conservative (which means we can save more of the tooth’s healthy structure), more comfortable, and longer-lasting.
If your child has a baby tooth that’s become seriously infected, extraction doesn’t have to be the only option. Instead, our team can perform a pulpotomy, which can essentially be thought of as a root canal’s younger cousin. We will eliminate diseased pulp from within the tooth while leaving essential nerves in place. A dental crown placed on top of the tooth will help it stay strong and functional until it’s ready to fall out naturally.
Emergency Dentistry for Children
Children are both filled with energy and somewhat uncoordinated, so accidents are relatively common. If your child happens to injure their teeth while they are playing, you can always rely on our practice to provide the immediate attention they need. Just give us a call, and we’ll be happy to give advice, offer first-aid tips, and even provide urgent same-day care if necessary. We’ll always be there for you and your child right when you really need us.
Special Needs Dentistry
Safari Dental believes that every child should be able to receive high-quality dental care, especially those who may have mental or physical disabilities that make routine appointments somewhat challenging. Our team is very experienced with treating all kinds of children, and for those who may be a bit frightened or uncooperative at the dentist, we can provide safe and soothing sedation to make their appointments fly by with ease. If your child has special needs, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to make any necessary accommodations for them.