Children’s Dentistry – Houston, TX
The Attention Your
Favorite Smile Deserves
We take pride in giving each patient the kind of attention that makes them feel like they are the only person in the world, and that’s exactly the type of care any parent wants for their children. Here, we’ll go above and beyond to not only give your child an attractive, healthy smile, but a comfortable experience as well so appointments are always stress-free. Is it time for your child’s next checkup? If so, give Bluebonnet Dental a call today.
Why Choose Bluebonnet Dental for Children’s Dentistry?
15+ Years of
Trained at the
Prestigious Las Vegas
- Recognized as a “Super Dentist” by Texas Monthly Magazine
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
With young children, our initial goal is to simply help them feel comfortable with Dr. Barker, so the first appointment or two may simply consist of a quick exam. As soon as your child is ready, a cleaning will be added to the routine, and our team will also try to teach your child the basics of oral hygiene so they can start to form good habits as early as possible. We’ll also answer any questions you might have about their oral health.
If a child is going to develop a cavity, it will most likely be in one of their molars. These teeth, which can be hard for little hands to reach while brushing, also have deep grooves that serve as the perfect trap for plaque and cavity-causing bacteria. We can cover them with a thin layer of dental plastic, essentially sealing them off from anything that could do them harm. Afterward, your child will enjoy round-the-clock cavity protection that should last for about a decade.
When oral bacteria damages the outer layer of a tooth (the enamel), this is called a cavity. Sometimes, this bacteria can reach the sensitive internal tissue called the pulp, leading to quite the toothache. For a child dealing with this, we can provide pulp therapy, which involves removing the infected tissue while preserving any healthy portion remaining. This conserves a child’s dental structure and allows the tooth to function and develop normally moving forward.