Corsicana Preventive Dentistry is Your Child’s First Line of Dental Defense
You visit your dentist regularly to prevent decay and stay on top of oral health problems, and your child needs to do the same. At Corsicana Pediatric Dentistry, our preventive dental care will help your child get in the habit of regular visits to the dentist early letting them know that oral health care is a priority and inspiring them to take great care of their teeth and gums. It’s never too early to start little smiles down this road! Contact our Corsicana, TX practice today to schedule an appointment. Dr. James Slaughter is happy to help children from Ennis, Waxahachie, Athens, Italy, and surrounding areas maintain healthy smiles that will hopefully last a lifetime.
Checkups & Cleanings
During the early years, Dr. James and the rest of our team will count your child’s teeth, perform a thorough professional cleaning, and carry out a dental exam to make sure the overall structure of your child’s mouth is developing properly. As he or she grows, we personalize our approach and provide quality preventive measures to strengthen teeth against decay. Your child can continue receiving his or her preventive dental care with us until he or she is 18. We believe that educating your child about proper oral health care techniques and habits will go a long way toward preventing dental care problems!
Nightguards for Bruxism
If your child constantly complains of headaches or has teeth that seem inexplicably damaged or worn down over time, they may be suffering from a common condition that’s known as bruxism (teeth grinding), which tends to occur while patients are sleeping. Dr. James can help protect their vulnerable smiles with a custom-made nightguard that’s designed to provide a strong barrier against the ill effects of grinding while still feeling comfortable in your son or daughter’s mouth as they rest easy.
We love hearing all about our young patients being active in their favorite sports, but there’s always the worry that teeth may end up falling victim to a serious injury because of physical contact from another player or a hard fall. Instead of relying on a “one-size-fits-all” mouthguard from the store, we urge parents to come to us for a custom, high-quality model. They’re sturdier, more protective, and more comfortable for your child – they even allow for clear speaking and easy jaw movement allowing them to have a great time on the field or court while staying safe.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Here in Corsicana, our dental team takes the time to be as comprehensive as possible when understanding our patients’ unique smiles. An oral cancer screening helps us determine whether there are any potentially dangerous cells located in the soft tissue of the mouth that may need further attention. Oral cancer is a dangerous disease, but there are high chances of successful recovery as long as it’s identified early enough in its developing. Common symptoms include the following:
- White or red spots in the mouth.
- Crusts, thickened areas, and lumps in the mouth.
- Oral sores that bleed easily and are slow to heal.
- Pain or numbness located along the lips or in the mouth.
Quality Hygiene Products
At Corsicana Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to utilize several high-quality products when caring for your loved one’s precious smile including toothpastes, mouthwashes, and more. Dr. James can also recommend the best choices for at-home oral hygiene that take your child’s personal oral health needs and emotional maturity into account, and helpful, easy-to-understand instructions for how to brush and floss teeth properly are always available from our team as well. We want your little one to enjoy healthy, happy teeth for many years to come!
Additional preventive services include: