Kids Dentistry Murphy TX

Gentle dentistry in Murphy, TX keeps kids smiling

At Southfork Dental, the office really lights up when little guests arrive. We enjoy providing positive experiences that help children of all ages develop terrific dental habits. Some of the brightest young smiles across the Plano, Frisco, Irving, and Murphy, TX area have a little help from Dr. Bindu Kolli and her kid’s dentistry team.

A lifetime of healthy smiles

It is never too late to start taking your child the dentist. However, the earlier dental care starts, the better your child’s oral health is protected.

Schedule the first dental visit by the child’s first birthday – a tooth or two will likely be visible. We make the appointment relaxed and fun, helping the child look forward to future visits. It is fine to talk with your child about the appointment, but there is no need to over-explain. Let the child see that you view a trip to the dentist as no big deal.

We may ask one parent to accompany the child into the treatment room, allowing our team to focus on the work at hand. The little one gets to know our staff and becomes familiar with the sights and sounds of a dental office. We count teeth, clean the mouth, and answer your questions about home hygiene, nutrition, baby bottle feeding, pacifiers, oral development, or other dental issues. Then, regular six-month checkups are recommended.

First Visit

The First Visit

Dr. Kolli and the staff have significant experience with treating children of all ages. Our goal is to leave a positive and long-lasting impression that allows the patient to view dental visits as fun and enjoyable. Throughout the visit, cartoons are playing in order to distract the child from the process at hand and put him/her at ease.

Visit dentist by first birthday.

Inform your child about the visit but don't over explain. If you act like the visit is not a big deal then generally your child will too!

We ask that if needed one parent accompany the patient to the operatory. This allows our staff the room they need in order to better treat your child.

Infant & Toddlers

Birth to 6 months

Birth to 6 months

Clean mouth with gauze after feedings and before bedtime.

Regulate feeding habits

6 to 12 months

6 to 12 months

First tooth should appear.

Schedule first dental visit at time of eruption of first tooth or around the time of first birthday.

Brush teeth after each feeding and at bedtime with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush.

Use only water or non-fluoridated "tooth and gum cleanser".

Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.

12 to 24 months

12 to 24 months

A check-up every six months is recommended in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems.

Most primary teeth have erupted.

If the child is able to rinse, at 24 months start using pea-sized portions of fluoridated toothpaste.

Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.

Preventative Care

Sealants

Sealants

Protect the groove and pitted surfaces of the teeth.

Most beneficial on the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are found.

Made of clear or shaded plastic.

Help keep the teeth cavity-free.

Reduce cavities on the chewing surfaces of permanent teeth by 80%.

Benefits of kid’s dentistry in Irving and Murphy, TX

  • Prevention – We want to help your child avoid the discomfort of dental problems and spare you the concern and expense. Special helps such as safe topical fluoride treatment, dental sealants, and comfortable custom-fit sports mouth guards are available.
  • Growing smiles – By monitoring your child’s oral development carefully, we can recommend the best time for braces, if needed. Dr. Kolli is experienced in orthodontics, so you will not likely need to go to a specialist.
  • Dentistry for life – Your child may remain a patient at Southfork Dental throughout his or her lifetime. There is no need to switch dentists at adulthood.
  • Efficiency – When the entire family receives dental care at one office with convenient locations and appointment times, that means less running.

Little smiles are in good hands at Southfork Dental. Call 469-535-6939 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Bindu Kolli Photo

Meet Dr. Bindu Kolli

Dr. Bindu Kolli is a DDS who is committed to providing patients with effective care and personalized treatments. She is a graduate of Tufts University College of Dental Medicine and she completed her advanced training in comprehensive Orthodontics and implants. Dr. Kolli’s compassionate nature and her expertise in the field provides the patients of SouthFork Dental with the best quality dental treatments in the area.

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