A trip to the dentist can be a source of anxiety, fear, and tears for many kiddos (and many adults!) but even our youngest patients enjoy their time with us. Smithson Valley Family Dentistry creates a gentle, fun, and educational approach to the dentist for Bulverde/Spring Branch’s growing smiles – it’s never too soon to learn how to make and keep those little smiles as strong and beautiful as they can be. Let Dr. Wright and our top-notch team be the laid-back dental home away from home for your little ones!
If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment with your Bulverde/Spring Branch children’s dentist, Dr. Wright at Smithson Valley Family Dentistry, give us a call today or request an appointment online below.
You should bring your baby in to see us around the time their first tooth emerges, usually around 12 months or one year of age. It’s important to wipe your baby’s gums after feeding and to brush their teeth as soon as they start to come in, and floss as soon as their teeth start to touch. Teething can be a difficult time – give Dr. Wright a call if you need any advice on how to get through it.
You should continue to brush and floss your little one’s teeth for them until they are able to do so themselves. This often corresponds with the ability to tie their own shoes – usually around age six. Once they take the reins, you should continue to supervise brushing and flossing until you are confident in their ability to do so effectively on their own.
As your little one becomes not so little, their dental concerns may change. As they grow and become more self-aware, they may become concerned with the health and attractiveness of their smile. We offer custom mouthguards so you can feel confident they are protected when you’re cheering them on from the sidelines, and when wisdom teeth make their first appearance – Dr. Wright and the team will be ready!