Choosing a family dentist in Cedar Park to be your primary dental care provider means that everyone in your household can have all of their dental needs taken care of, from babies to grandparents. We recommend that children start visiting the dentist around the time they are one year old. Once your child reaches adolescence and their teen years, we can begin discussing orthodontics and wisdom teeth removal. We offer extensive pediatric dental care in our Cedar Park, TX office for children and teenagers.
Pediatric Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX
Our pediatric services include preventative care that keeps the teeth and gums healthy:
- Routine cleanings and exams are important for children of all ages. Biannual exams allow our team to diagnose and treat any issues before they progress and become more difficult to treat. Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that have built up between the teeth and around the gumline. Cleanings can reduce your child’s chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
- Dental sealants are clear resin coatings that are applied over the top of each molar. They prevent bacteria from building up in the grooves of the teeth. They are quick and easy to apply, last for many years, are practically invisible, and prevent tooth decay from developing in areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush, especially for kids.
- Fluoride treatments involve applying a highly-concentrated fluoride varnish to the teeth, which must be absorbed for at least thirty minutes. Fluoride treatments are recommended for kids because they can actually enhance tooth structures and make them stronger, which can help kids have strong, healthy teeth for life. They can even reverse early signs of decay in some cases.
We strive to make pediatric patient visits productive and fun! We offer a variety of kid-friendly amenities at our practice, including:
- Play Area Full of Toys
- Books for All Ages
- Cozy Blankets
- Video Games & Tablets
- Prize Box with Fun Prizes
- Cavity-Free Club
Fostering Generations of Healthy Smiles
At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, we don’t just provide high-quality dental care for kids of all ages. Our team loves inspiring children to care for their teeth and gums from a young age so that they grow up to be dental health-conscious adults. By scheduling biannual dental visits for your child, you are helping to familiarize them with dentistry and setting them up for success in the future. Even if they’re not in the cavity-free club every time they visit us, trying your best to help them maintain a healthy smile is what counts!
Join Our Healthy Smiles Club!
How to Get Into the Club
When a patient who is 14 or younger gets a check-up (exam and cleaning), has zero cavities, and receives no additional treatments (not including cosmetic or elective treatments), they are eligible. Additionally, if a patient who is 14 or younger gets a check-up and has one or more cavities but receives treatment, they are eligible to join the healthy smiles club.
Then, we make sure we have consent for a photo, take a polaroid of the club member, put the patient’s name, number, and age on the polaroid, and place the picture on the healthy smiles wall.
How Do You Choose the Winner?
Drawings are held during the first week of every month. Patients will be entered in the drawing that takes place the following month after their appointment. For example, if the club member visits us in August, their name may be drawn during the September drawing. We will contact the winner using the phone number on the polaroid. We will feature the healthy smiles club winner on all of our social media pages and website for the next month.
What Can They Win?
Our awesome prizes include a Nintendo Switch, a Bike, a Fire Tablet, Season passes to SeaWorld or Six Flags, a Bluetooth Speaker, a Toy of choice, a Lego set of choice, and more!
Call Your Local Family Dentist
To schedule a dental appointment for your child or anyone else in your family, please get in touch with our front office or call 512-866-9654.