General Dentistry

Woodlands Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentists located in The Woodlands, TX & Spring, TX

The best way to stay on top of your child’s dental health is by scheduling routine dental visits. At Woodlands Pediatric Dentistry, with offices in The Woodlands and Spring, Texas, Scott A. Andersen, DDS, and Tab R. Imdacha, DDS, offer comprehensive dental care, including deep cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental X-rays, giving your child access to the highest quality dental care at each visit. Book your consultation today using the online system or by calling the office nearest you.

General Dentistry Q & A

Why are routine dental appointments important?

Routine dental visits are important for maintaining optimum dental health. Dr. Andersen and Dr. Imdacha recommend everyone visit the dentist every six months. These visits give the dentists an opportunity to thoroughly evaluate the health of your child’s mouth and identify potential issues as early as possible.

Two visits a year also ensure their teeth receive a proper cleaning to remove plaque buildup and bacteria that settles in below the gum line. Regular cleanings are also important for keeping your child’s smile bright, white, and healthy.

For children especially, routine dental visits help reduce the anxieties and fears of the dentist chair, giving Dr. Andersen and Dr. Imdacha time to build a trusting relationship. This early care can go a long way to helping children develop consistency in their dental visits, even as adults.

What happens during a routine dental exam?

A dental hygienist begins removing plaque and tartar around the gum line and between teeth using a dental-safe scraper.

Once teeth are free of plaque and tartar, the hygienist uses a powerful toothbrush and a gritty toothpaste to get your child’s teeth extra clean.

Following a thorough cleaning, your child receives a protective fluoride treatment that helps prevent cavities. The hygienist applies fluoride to the surface of all their teeth using a small brush. This protective treatment hardens as soon as it combines with saliva.

As part of a routine dental exam, Dr. Andersen or Dr. Imdacha performs an evaluation of your child’s teeth and gums. They also provide resources and education during each visit to make sure your child knows how to clean their teeth properly by brushing regularly and flossing correctly.

Will my child need X-rays?

As a part of routine visits, Dr. Andersen and Dr. Imdacha may request dental X-rays to get a closer look at the health of your child’s teeth and gums. This type of imaging test can identify potential dental problems the dentists can’t see on the surface, such as:

  • Cavities
  • Tooth decay
  • Impacted teeth

X-rays are painless, and the radiation used in the testing is very low, ensuring they’re safe for use in children.

Schedule a routine dental visit today online or by phone to protect your child’s teeth and overall oral health.