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Pediatric Dentistry in Irving Supports Growing Smiles

Smiling child looking through books on shelfAt Daily Smiles MacArthur, we serve dental patients at every stage of life and enjoy being able to make the care process more convenient for whole families! In particular, it’s never too early to get your son or daughter started on the path towards lifelong oral health. Dr. Hirji works hard to give young patients a very positive first impression of the dentist’s office, and our comprehensive menu of services has several options that are a great fit for growing smiles. We will take the time to talk and inform you of your child's dental situation and what to expect in the future. If you’d like to schedule a pediatric appointment, don’t hesitate to contact our Irving, TX office.

What Will Happen During My Child’s Appointment?

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Every child is uniquely special, and our team will always make sure to personalize our approach to match their current needs. For very young kids, we’ll start with a gentle examination of their existing teeth and gum tissue. This checkup will reveal any signs of decay or damage, and we’ll also be able to spot developmental abnormalities very early on. Additionally, we’ll provide patients with all the oral hygiene instructions they need to successfully care for their loved one’s smile at home.

For older children, their appointments will consist of a typical checkup and cleaning. Every team member will take the time to create a comfortable atmosphere for your son or daughter that helps them feel at ease. We’ll provide helpful preventive services like dental sealants and fluoride treatment to protect their oral health, and tooth-colored fillings are available if any pesky cavities arise that need our attention. Because our practice offers full orthodontic treatment, we can also get started on this type of transformative treatment as early as possible for a simpler and more effective care experience.

How Can I Help My Child Feel More Comfortable at the Dentist’s Office?

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Our team is happy to provide sedation dentistry for all ages upon request, which can help calm your child’s nerves and create a more relaxed environment for their treatment to commence safely. Here are some other tips for parents on how to make your son or daughter’s next dental visit a happy one:

  • Bring them along to a parent or sibling’s appointment! This will give them a chance to get used to the sights and sounds of the dental offices without the pressure of having to sit in the treatment chair themselves.
  • If you child has a stuffed animal, blanket, or other toy that gives them a lot of comfort, include it in the trip.
  • Practice playing “dentist” at home to get them used to the idea. Ask them to sit with their head back in a chair and peer into their mouth. Then, switch places!
  • Do your best to not use any negative language when discussing the dentist’s office with your child. They’re more perceptive than you think – if you’re nervous, they will be too.