At Short, Houston and Vlosich, DDS, we provide the tools your child needs to build a strong foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health. Our Amarillo pediatric dentist recommends back-to-school teeth cleanings, examinations and supplemental treatments designed to help keep your child’s smile beautiful and cavity-free from the start. Our team utilizes leading-edge approaches in preventive care, and strives to make every checkup an engaging learning experience for your child.
Cavities are the primary concern when it comes to your child’s oral health, with 78% of children having had a cavity by the time they’re 17 years of age. In fact, studies show that 51 school hours are lost each year due to dental disease. Fortunately, with periodic checkups, our dentist can help you child avoid setbacks during the school year, so that they spend less time in the dentist’s chair and more time learning and having fun. Establishing a partnership with a dentist to maintain the health of your child’s smile starts at an early age. We begin tracking the growth and development of your child’s teeth and gums as soon as their first tooth erupts, and will teach your how to begin cleaning and caring for your child’s newly emerging teeth at their first checkup. As children get older, we strive to impart to them the importance and responsibilities of maintaining excellent oral hygiene habits. We teach your child how to brush and floss effectively, and how to make the right nutritional and lifestyle choices for maintaining healthy teeth. Our Amarillo pediatric dentist also offers an added level of protection against tooth decay, with periodic fluoride treatments and the application of dental sealants. Dental sealants can reduce your child’s risk of cavities by up to 80%.
We make visits to your Amarillo pediatric dentist a fun, positive experience for you and your child. At Short, Houston and Vlosich your child’s oral health and comfort are our top priorities. To learn more or to schedule a checkup, call today.