pediatric dentistry

BEST DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS

There are so many pediatric dentists to choose from, but they won’t quite have the passion and warmth that we have here at Texas Tiny Teeth! You and your kiddo can look forward to an extra-special, personalized experience with our highly-trained dentists and staff. We excel at helping our patients feel at ease and right at home – and we‘re not too shy to make a funny joke or face!

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SUPERHERO parent

Dr. James and Dr. Barnes are passionate about making you a superhero when it comes to your growing child’s dental health. Learning how to achieve and maintain a healthy smile is so very important, so we prioritize education at every opportunity – starting from the very first appointment! We’ll teach you everything you need to know for your child’s healthiest teeth. And we never keep our tips and tricks a secret! In fact, you’ll find some of our favorite tips below.

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dental health tips for your kid

When your child is still a baby and has no erupted teeth, take a few seconds to gently clean their gum tissue with a washcloth after they’ve eaten.

Once your child has their first “baby” tooth, it’s a good idea to buy a toothbrush that’s designed for a small patient. These toothbrushes are typically softer in nature. Add a very small (about the size of a pea) amount of toothpaste and carefully brush the tooth.

Once they’re old enough to understand how to brush and floss on their own, our team can help you provide proper instructions! However, we strongly suggest that parents monitor their children’s brushing habits and help out when needed until they reach the ages of seven or eight.

Make your next visit headache free with these tips:

  • Before your son or daughter attends their first checkup, it might be a good idea to bring them into the office for a quick visit! Our staff members can meet them and show them around, helping them feel comfortable with the space and all its fun touches early on.
  • If they have a treasured blanket, toy, or other “comfort” item, let it tag along on the trip. If they become nervous or agitated, that item will most likely help them feel at ease once more.
  • Play the “dentist” at home! Instruct your son or daughter to sit back in a chair and open their mouth so you can “inspect” it just like our doctors would. It’s also fun to switch positions and let them pretend to be the dentist.
  • Children are more perceptive than we often think they are, and if you (the parent) have negative emotions about the dentist, it can be easy for them to pick up on it and even inherit that approach. Stay as positive as possible!

preventative care

Maintaining great oral health is a lifelong job, and that’s why attending regular appointments with your chosen dentist is so essential for all ages. At Texas Texas Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our doctors and the rest of our team are proud to offer quality preventive care for our special patients. We’ll help your son or daughter understand the importance of caring for their teeth and gums and provide services that offer extra support and protection towards this goal.

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restoratative care

Despite your best efforts, your child can still fall victim to cavities, gum disease, and painful dental injuries over time. Our team is here to help in these troubling situations, and our doctors have the advanced education and experience needed to successfully revitalize little smiles so that your son or daughter can get back to playing and giggling ASAP.

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emergency care

Bam! Your son or daughter has hit their mouth against the coffee table and cracked a permanent tooth! Or maybe they’re crying from a toothache that’s getting worse by the hour. Whatever the case, emergency situations need experienced and compassionate attention that you can trust. Please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and contact us right away! We’ll accommodate your child as soon as we possibly can – often on the very same day as your initial contact – and provide first-aid assistance over the phone as well.

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sedation dentistry

We understand – the dentist’s office typically isn’t anyone’s favorite place to be, especially your child who’d rather be on the playground or spending time with a buddy. We do our absolute best to create a fun, welcoming environment where your little one can feel at ease throughout each visit and procedure. To help, our doctors offer calming sedation dentistry techniques that minimize negative emotions and relax your son or daughter.

We offer the following types of sedation:

Nitrous Oxide

Popularly known as “laughing gas,” it is a safe and effective conscious sedation technique to help make certain dental procedures relaxing and easy for patients.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate, depending on the dose taken. A pill called Halcion is usually the most typical pill for moderate sedation. The pill will make the patient feel drowsy enough to fall asleep, but they will be completely conscious and will awaken with a gentle shake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation.

IV/GA Sedation

The sedative drug is received through a vein, allowing it to start working much more quickly than a pill. This method allows the dentist to continually adjust the patient’s sedation level.

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pain-free laser treatment

Noisy drills and big shots are exactly what creates the anxiety your child feels when visiting a dentist. Our kid-friendly BIOLASE laser technology will eliminate your child’s dental fears by providing quiet and painless experience for the following operations, eliminating any reason to be afraid at their appointment!

Lingual Frenulectomy

A lingual frenectomy is a surgical procedure that treats “tongue-tied” patients. The laser removes a band of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue with the bottom of the mouth. Once removed, patients will be able to eat and speak normally.

Buccal Frenulectomy

Just like the procedure above, except the band connecting the band of tissue from the lips to the gums is removed.

Gingivectomy

This procedure removes overgrown, diseased, or loose gum tissue. The process can be used to treat conditions like gingivitis or periodontal disease. It is also used cosmetically to correct “gummy” smiles.

infant care

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) agree that parents should secure a pediatric dentistry for their child before they turn one year old. This way, your child is much more likely to get the proper care and attention their oral health needs in order to prevent dangerous decay and disease. Establishing a dentist now can prevent you from having to take your child to the emergency room for major oral health issues. Our doctors and team love working with infants and will make the process as quick and gentle as possible for your baby.

special needs

We love working with special needs kids! With almost 10 years of experience, we understand and are prepared for their required unique accommodations. Our whole team loves seeing our special patients, and we look forward to giving them the friendly, personalized approach they need to smile with confidence. We also educate you, their parents, on the right techniques for ensuring personal oral hygiene over the years.

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