Rowlett, TX Preventive Dentistry Preserves Growing Smiles
When it comes to keeping little smiles healthy for life, prevention is truly the best medicine. That’s why Dr. Tera Pollock is happy to work closely with young patients in order to identify any potential dental problems as early on as possible, as well as provide them with helpful oral hygiene education and other protective measures that can strengthen and guard their special teeth over the years. Contact Rowlett Dental Kids today if you have any questions for our team, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment. Whole families from Garland, Rockwall, Rowlett and surrounding areas are always welcomed!
Checkups & Cleanings
We strongly recommend that your son or daughter attend at least one checkup and cleaning every six months, or twice each year. These visits are very important because they allow Dr. Pollock to better understand their unique smiles and how our team can help them thrive over the years.
Cavities are a big threat for little teeth, and one that our team will try to minimize however we can. Dental sealants are a simple preventive solution that can provide a lot of quality protection, guarding the chewing surfaces of certain teeth from food particles and decay-causing bacteria.
Is there nothing your child loves more than getting out on the court or field and playing their favorite sport? Whether they’re just starting in Little League or a star player on their high school’s football team, it’s important to remember that their heads and elbows aren’t the only areas of the body that need protection – the possibility of physical contact between hard surfaces and other players can damage their growing smiles as well. That’s why Dr. Pollock strongly encourages the routine use of a sports mouthguard.
While it’s easy to find a “one-size-fits-all” mouthguard at your nearest store, these appliances are likely to be awkward and overly bulky – your child won’t be able to speak while wearing it, and they may even find it hard to breathe. Thankfully, our team can design a mouthguard that’s customized for their unique smile as a worthwhile alternative, allowing for greater flexibility and comfort.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s often added to community water supplies, and studies have shown that this is very good news for your teeth. Drinking fluoridated water on a regular basis can strengthen smiles and lead to lower risks of decay on average, according to research. If your children aren’t receiving enough fluoride in their daily diet, Dr. Pollock may recommend professional intervention.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common health problems on the planet. If your child is experiencing overly swollen/puffy gum tissue or bleeding that occurs when they brush or floss, it’s likely that they’re suffering from the first stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. Left untreated for too long, this condition can become much more dangerous – that’s why Dr. Pollock, Jana and Abby take it very seriously here at Rowlett Dental Kids. With the help of in-depth dental cleanings and diligent oral hygiene lessons, our team’s goal is to identify the presence of gum disease as early as possible and treat it effectively. We want your son or daughter to keep smiling brightly!
Your loved ones deserve the very best, and that’s what our dental team strives to provide here in Rowlett with the help of state-of-the-art technology like digital X-rays. X-rays are important because they allow us to find any problems lurking underneath the surface of teeth and gums, but the traditional film method of capturing them came with several pitfalls, including slow development times and the use of hazardous chemicals. In comparison, digital X-rays simplify this important process down considerably – in just a few minutes, we’re able to capture detailed images of smiles and pull them up for easy viewing on a convenient chairside monitor. Better yet, the amount of radiation the patient is exposed to is reduced by up to 80-90%, making them much safer too.