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Children’s Dentistry – Lancaster, TX

Creating Healthy Smiles for Young Children

girl holding model of teethYour child’s teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. They are also vital for their ability to learn how to chew and speak correctly. Although their baby teeth eventually fall out, they require care to ensure they serve their purpose while they are in place. In addition to brushing and flossing, it is best for them to see their children’s dentist in Lancaster at least twice a year; however, not just any dental team will do. You need a dentist who provides the compassionate care young children need to feel at ease during their appointment. Dr. Mahima Gupta is the dentist your children need.

Comfortable Care for Children

young boy in dental chairChildren have unique comfort requirements when it comes to visiting the dentist. They need a friendly dental team who helps them relax while building a trusted relationship with them. Dr. Gupta and her team provide complete dental care for young patients to create healthy, beautiful smiles. She completed a mini pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota to better understand the needs of young children to deliver individualized services.

Although it is recommended your child sees their dentist for the first time before their 1st birthday, Dr. Gupta is certified for First Dental Home, which means she can treat children as young as 6 months old. As they grow, she will be by their side through all stages of oral development to create a healthy, functional smile that can last for a lifetime.

Your First Dental Visit

young girl at dentistWe understand children can be a bit apprehensive when visiting a new dentist which is why we take the time to talk to them first. They meet our dental team, so they become comfortable and familiar with the faces they see. If your child is still uncomfortable, we can help them relax with nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas. In some cases, we may recommend a liquid sedative to ensure a comfortable and pain-free visit.

Dr. Gupta strives to provide all the services your child needs throughout adolescence. She offers the routine appointments they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy, including checkups, cleanings, and x-rays. We also offer other services, like fluoride treatments and dental sealants, to help protect your child’s smile from damage, like tooth decay.

If a complication does develop, we can handle their treatments in-office to prevent them from being referred to an unfamiliar face. We rebuild damaged teeth with fillings, root canals, and dental crowns, while also improving the function and appearance of their teeth with space maintainers and pedo-partials.

Our office embraces the latest technological advancements to further help promote your child’s comfort, including digital x-rays.

Give Your Child a Healthy Smile

With the right oral hygiene at home and the care of a great kid’s dentist in Lancaster, you can give your child the foundation they need for a lifelong healthy smile. If you need a dentist who will treat your child as their own, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.