Kids are the number one priority at Blue Sky Family Dentistry in Austin, Texas. Located in a family-friendly neighborhood with an enthusiastic staff led by Ben Corpron, DDS, the clinic provides preventive and general pediatric dentistry services to kids. The team also offers helpful guidance to parents with easy and pain-free appointments. To book your child’s next visit to the dentist, call Blue Sky Family Dentistry, or use the online scheduling tool today.
Pediatric dentistry is the discipline of dentistry focused on kids. This specialty accounts for the fact that baby teeth are different than adult teeth and that a child's mouth is growing. Pediatric dentists also consider the unique challenges in teaching kids good dental hygiene.
Pediatric dentistry for your child lasts until their adolescent or teenage years. They start losing their baby teeth around age six or seven, but their teeth and jaws continue to grow well beyond this stage. Working with Dr. Corpron to guide the growth of your child's jaw can prevent common misalignment issues.
Dr. Corpron recommends that you bring your child in for their first dental visit before their first birthday. Infant visits allow him to examine your child's mouth for signs of early cavities. It's also a chance for you to learn to clean your baby's mouth properly and prevent numerous complications as baby teeth grow.
In general, Dr. Corpron advises you to bring your child in for a cleaning and check-up every six months, just like yourself. He may recommend more frequent appointments for children who have oral health complications or conditions.
At Blue Sky Family Dentistry, Dr. Corpron focuses his pediatric dental services on several principles. They are:
Dr. Corpron encourages you to keep up on preventive care for both yourself and your child. He provides cleanings and regular exams as well as advice on how to care for your child's teeth. He also offers dental sealants that add a layer of protection to your child's teeth.
For children who are particularly nervous about dental work, Dr. Corpron and his team provide light sedation to help your child relax and stay calm safely.
Dr. Corpron may recommend certain oral appliances and devices where he sees fit. If your child is particularly active and sports-minded, Dr. Corpron may recommend getting them a mouthguard to protect their teeth during rough play. He also offers space maintainers for children who lose a tooth prematurely and habit-breaking appliances for kids who suck their thumbs.
If your child is due for some dental work, reserve the next pediatric dentistry appointment by phone or online at Blue Sky Family Dentistry today.