Took my teenage children in for a routine exam and cleaning. Everyone was friendly and professional. The tech was so great with my kids. He made it fun for all of us. Dr. Eck is and the tech both were able to teach my kids how to better care for their oral care. I’m looking forward to our next visit.
- Jennifer Maxey
Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy for a Lifetime
At Legacy Dental SA, we are happy to offer a wide range of dentistry services for patients of all ages, including kids who are still developing their healthy smiles. In our state-of-the-art dental practice, we make dental care safe and comfortable for every patient we treat, and our team takes pride in helping kids achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles and develop a positive relationship with visiting the dentist that lasts a lifetime. If you’re ready to learn more or schedule an appointment for your child to visit our North Central San Antonio dental office for their first dental exam and teeth cleaning, give our friendly team a call. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Your Child’s First Dental Checkup
We recommend brining your little one in to see us for a wellness check once they start developing their first baby teeth. This short, painless dental office visit will simply give us an opportunity to ensure your child’s smile is developing properly. If we notice signs for concern, we may recommend you visit a pediatric specialist. If everything looks great, we’ll see your child every six months for checkups. Around the age of two or three, we’ll start performing more traditional dental checkups and teeth cleanings that include diagnostic x-rays, screenings for common oral health conditions, professional teeth cleanings, and one-on-one consultations and treatment planning to ensure your children maintain their healthiest smiles.
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Our Kid-Friendly Dental Services
In addition to regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings, we also offer a variety of other kid-friendly dentistry services to help young people maintain healthy smiles.
Dental sealants are some of our most affective preventive dentistry solutions for kids. This thin coating of protective sealant keeps patients’ smiles healthy by placing a barrier between teeth and the acidic plaque buildup that often leads to tooth decay and other oral health concerns.
We may recommend topical fluoride treatments to improve the strength of tooth enamel. Most patients receive adequate fluoride to maintain healthy teeth through daily brushing with fluoridated toothpaste. For those who struggle with thin or weakened tooth enamel, professional-grade topical fluoride treatments may be enough to strengthen teeth and improve oral health.
For young athletes, we offer custom sportsguards. This essential protective equipment protects children’s teeth during athletic competitions where the smile may come in contact with other players, hard surfaces, and sports equipment. Our custom crafted sportsguards are fitted to your child’s smile, so they are more comfortable than store-bought options. That means your young athlete is more likely to consistently wear their protective mouthguard during athletic events and competitions.
Helping Kids Develop Great Oral Hygiene Habits
In addition to providing excellent dental care for patients who are in our dental office, we also partner with parents to help kids develop and maintain the at-home oral hygiene routine that will keep their smiles whole and healthy for a lifetime. During your child’s dental exams, we’ll be happy to review your at-home oral hygiene routine, including the products you use to ensure your child is able to take great care of their smile outside our dental office. One of our team members will be happy to show young patients how to take care of their smiles at home.