Pediatric Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Abilene, TX

Pediatric Dentistry
About Pediatric Dentistry

Routine dental visits are essential at every age, especially for children. At Morris Dental Associates in Abilene, Texas, family and cosmetic dentist Amy Morris, DDS, and her professional team provide comprehensive pediatric dentistry care for patients as young as age 6 months old, sometimes younger. Schedule a dental visit for your baby, child, or teenager at Morris Dental Associates by phone or request one online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry at Morris Dental Associates consists of comprehensive dental care, including dental exams, X-rays, and treatments for children of all ages. The practice makes each dental experience comfortable and relaxing. 

The team offers weighted blankets and overhead televisions with headphones to help children feel comfortable and enjoy their visits. Morris Dental Associates also offers nitrous oxide to help anxious young patients feel at ease.

Which pediatric dentistry services are available?

Morris Dental Associates offers the following pediatric dental services:

  • Dental exams
  • Dental cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Lip and tongue tie release (frenectomy)
  • Orthodontics
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Teeth whitening
  • Laser dentistry
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatments

Morris Dental Associates uses Solea laser technology to complete teeth cleanings, gum procedures, and other minor procedures without shots, scalpels, pain, or downtime.

Attending routine pediatric dentistry visits at Morris Dental Associates reduces the risk of dental decay, gum disease, and other complications in children and teens.

What happens during pediatric dental appointments?

During dental visits, your child’s hygienist may take painless dental X-rays. They then professionally clean your child's teeth to eliminate tartar and plaque, brush your child’s teeth, and floss them. 

Dr. Morris examines their mouth, teeth, and gums and reviews the results of any dental X-rays to determine if your child needs additional dental care.

Morris Dental Associates provides sealants to protect the back molars from decay and fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth and reduce the risk of future cavities. 

It’s important to help young children brush their teeth and encourage all children and teenagers to brush after meals and floss daily to maintain exceptional oral health. 

How often should I schedule pediatric dental visits?

You can schedule your child’s first pediatric dental appointment at six months of age to help them feel comfortable being at a dentist’s office and detect any potential concerns early. See Dr. Morris for an orthodontics consultation at age 7 and schedule dental cleanings and exams every six months. She also sees babies for lip and tongue ties when they are just a few days old.

Contact the Morris Dental Associates team if your child develops an injury, signs of gum disease or tooth decay, pain, or other oral health concerns.

Book a pediatric dentistry appointment at Morris Dental Associates by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.