Keep Your Littlest Smiles Bright with Children’s Dentistry

Children’s dentistry is an important facet of Strohman Dental. We strive to provide an anxiety-free experience for you and your child.

Five children laughing in classroomWhen should your child go to the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has a saying for this: “first visit by first birthday.” Our children’s dentistry services accommodate children of all ages—even as early as when your child’s first tooth comes in. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Shelly Strohman, and take the first step toward protecting your child’s beautiful smile.

Young girl holding panoramic x-rayWhen should your child start brushing?

If your child has a tooth, it should be brushed.

Use age-appropriate toothbrushes and a small amount of a fluoride toothpaste. A good rule of thumb to follow: The younger the child, the softer the bristles of the toothbrush and the smaller the amount of toothpaste. You should brush your children’s teeth until they can hold and use the toothbrush on their own—usually around the age of two. You should teach your child to spit out the toothpaste and to rinse thoroughly as well.

Young boy running water over toothbrushWhat else can you do to ensure your child’s good dental health?

Dr. Strohman recommends dental sealants and fluoride supplements to help protect children from tooth decay.

Dental sealants are most often utilized to protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, although they can be used on any pitted tooth surface. Properly cared for, sealants can last for years and can keep their teeth cavity-free.

Fluoride supplements are applied to enamel for only a few minutes to replenish a tooth’s natural minerals. The process is quick and comfortable, and they will give your child additional protection against cavities.

Call our Wichita Falls dental office to schedule your appointment today. Dr. Shelly Strohman provides comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages in Wichita Falls, Iowa Park, Burkburnett, Vernon, Henrietta, Holliday, Archer City, and beyond.

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