in Fort Worth, TX
World-Class Pediatric Dental Care with a Gentle Touch
At Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in prevention as the first line of defense against dental disease. We are pleased to offer state-of-the-art preventive care to keep your little one's oral health in tip-top shape. Dr. Tyffani and her team work tirelessly to ensure every dental appointment is exciting, happy, and educational.
Twice-a-year dental exams are critical to protecting your child's oral health. They allow us to identify tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and other problems in their earliest stages when they are the easiest to treat. Oral exams also provide an excellent opportunity to monitor the growth and development of your little one’s teeth and jaws to ensure everything is on track.
Professional cleanings are key components of preventive dental care. Removing plaque and tartar buildup from your child's teeth and gum line lowers the risk of tooth decay and other dental health problems. Most importantly, we use this opportunity to educate your child about oral hygiene practices at home to keep those pearly whites clean and bright between dental visits.
Fluoride is a mineral known for strengthening the tooth enamel, making your little one's teeth more resistant to decay. The powerful cavity-fighter also remineralizes weak tooth enamel, slowing the progression or even reversing early tooth decay. Fluoride application is one of the easiest, safest, and most effective ways to prevent tooth decay and cavities.
The back teeth, called the molars, have pits and crevices on their chewing surfaces that trap food particles and plaque and are hard to clean. Dental sealants are clear protective coatings we paint onto the tooth surfaces to smooth them out and shield them from food, plaque, and cavity-causing bacteria. Sealants have been proven to lower the risk of tooth decay and cavities by up to 80 percent!
Baby teeth play a critical role in the health of the incoming adult teeth. If one falls out too early, the neighboring teeth may shift toward the gap, potentially leading to crooked teeth, a crowded mouth, and problems with the bite. A space maintainer is an oral appliance that maintains the space left by the missing tooth, preventing the adjacent teeth from moving out of alignment. That dramatically reduces the need for orthodontic treatment down the road.
How We Help Your Child Feel Right at Home
Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry is more than a children's dentistry practice. It is a comfortable and happy place that children love to visit. We have paid attention to every detail and have worked tirelessly to create a magical space for our young patients. From our kid-friendly staff to our gentle approach to dentistry, our kid-sized tools and equipment, our sedation dentistry options, and our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art dental care, you and your child can always expect a unique and exclusive pediatric dentistry experience!
Preventive Practices at Home
Encourage your child to brush and floss daily to lower the risk of tooth decay and cavities. You can also help your little one maintain healthy teeth and gums by limiting sugary foods and drinks and avoiding hard foods and candies that can chip or damage a tooth, providing an entryway for harmful bacteria. If your child is involved in contact sports, we recommend wearing a custom sports mouthguard to lower the risk of damage to the teeth and gums.