Children's Dentist in Fort Worth, TX
At Summer Creek Dentistry in Fort Worth, Dr. Jasmine Coleman King is happy to meet the basic dental needs of children as young as three. Providing care to young patients is an important part of what we do, because even young children are susceptible to problems like tooth decay and gum disease. In fact, children become vulnerable to the most common oral health problems as soon as they develop their first tooth, which is normally before the age of one.
Your Child's First Dental Appointment
To make your child’s first visit to our office more comfortable, we recommend bringing him or her with you on one of your own appointments. This will introduce your little one to the sights, sounds, and friendly faces of our Fort Worth dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. When it’s time for your child’s first checkup, Dr. Coleman King will complete a tooth-by-tooth exam to check for proper development. We’ll also look for signs of decay and other common issues.
As your little one grows, your child should see us twice a year for checkups and dental cleanings. Regular appointments like these will help everyone in your family enjoy optimal oral health. With these appointments, we can also talk to your child about homecare techniques that will help him or her learn how to effectively brush and floss. Teaching your little one to care for his or her smile will require active involvement from all of us.
Cavity Prevention with Fluoride Treatments & Dental Sealants
To give your little one’s smile extra protection, Dr. Coleman King may recommend care with fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth—especially back teeth—to protect them from decay-causing bacteria, while fluoride strengthens tooth enamel by attracting essential minerals. You can also protect your child’s smile by encouraging him or her to choose nutritional foods over foods high in carbohydrates or sugar. If you have questions about what foods will help your family enjoy better oral health, we would be happy to offer nutritional advice.
Schedule Your Appointment
Are you ready to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Coleman King? Call our Fort Worth office today. We offer many of today's most popular cosmetic, general, and restorative services to help you have a beautiful, confident smile. We're proud to serve patients from Fort Worth, Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Benbrook, Crowley, Burleson, and all surrounding cities.