Children’s Dentistry

Your child’s teeth are precious, and there’s no better time than now to begin practicing good oral hygiene with your family. A thorough regime at home can work wonders, but it’s not nearly as effective without the guidance of an experienced and skilled dental professional. 

Children have different oral health needs than adults, which is why Garland Grove Dentistry provides dental care for children of all ages. Children’s dentistry protects your child’s oral health by ensuring their primary teeth are healthy, strong, and cavity-free. With gentle children’s dentistry in Garland, your young ones can achieve lifelong healthy smiles. 

The Importance of Children’s Dentistry

Excellent oral hygiene is essential for maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. At Garland Grove Dentistry, we believe you’re never too young to begin practicing dental hygiene. Yes, we even mean infants! 

Baby smiling with his first tooth

Before your child’s teeth erupt, you can wipe their gums with a soft, wet washcloth. Once their teeth start to come in, you can assist them in cleaning their teeth until they’re able to do it on their own. But don’t worry; we will be here to help you along the way. 

Your Child’s Smile Is Unlike Any Other

As your child matures, so do their teeth. As your family’s trusted dental home, Garland Grove Dentistry will be by your child’s side through each stage of their dental health journey. We will ensure that they have the support and care they need during each developmental milestone so your child can grow into a happy, healthy young adult. 

Our children’s dentistry services are not just for infants and toddlers; we also provide care for school-age children and teenagers. Whether your child needs a cavity filling or a wisdom tooth removed, we treat children of all ages. Regular visits with Dr. Jung ensure your child’s teeth and gums are in tip-top shape as they continue to grow.  

How We Care for Small Smiles and Teenage Teeth 

Girl smiling after visiting the dentistFrom small smiles to teenage teeth, we provide comprehensive dentistry in a welcoming and positive environment. We want our patients to have fun with their dental care and learn that caring for their teeth and gums can be easy and rewarding. 

We recommend your child come in for their first dental visit between the ages of one and two, then every six months after that to keep up with their dental health. Dr. Jung will be able to keep their tiny teeth sparkling and strong by removing plaque build-up and food debris lodged between teeth. Without professional dental care and a consistent dental health routine at home, your child can develop tooth decay or gum inflammation. 

Dr. Jung and our team at Garland Grove Dentistry prioritize your child’s comfort and safety. We work hard to ensure your child has a fun and positive experience during their visit to our office. We value all of our patients, big and small, and are grateful for the opportunity to give your family a reason to smile.  

Children’s Dentistry Services We Provide

Each child is unique in their own right, which is why we emphasize the importance of individualized dental visits. Our team tailors each dental visit to fit your child's specific oral health needs and interests. However, some of the most common services Dr. Jung provides for children are: 

  1. Cleanings, exams, and x-rays – Dr. Jung monitors and assesses your child’s oral health through fun dental exams and safe, kid-friendly x-rays. He also provides gentle teeth cleanings to remove any debris or plaque from every nook and cranny of your child’s mouth. Routine cleanings, exams, and x-rays help Dr. Jung catch any issues before they further develop and give your child the best treatment available. 
  2. Patient and parent education – Dr. Jung always shares his expert tips on how to make your child’s smile last beyond their childhood. He also teaches patients and their parents how to properly brush and floss, along with any other oral health needs your child may have. 
  3. Guidance through developmental milestones – Colgate Oral Care states that developmental stages rely on the health of a child’s primary teeth, and a child’s oral health practice can influence their oral health as adults. Dr. Jung teaches each parent and child how to best care for their teeth and gums during each stage of their young lives. 

Schedule With Our Garland Children's Dentist

Is your child ready for their first dental visit, or does your teen need a routine check-up? Look no further than Garland Grove Dentistry to cater to your child's dentistry needs. We love helping kids reach their full smile potential and building long-lasting relationships with families in our community.   

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jung, you can call us at (972) 272-3585