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Frequently Asked Pediatric Dental Questions – The Woodlands, TX

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When you become a parent, your mind is instantly filled with countless questions. Fortunately, for your child’s dental care, we’re ready to provide all the answers you need, and you won’t have to spend hours on the internet sorting through a bunch of information that doesn’t apply. If you ever have a question about your child’s teeth, just give us a call. But first, be sure to read our responses to some of our most popular questions below.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

The typical recommendation is two checkups and cleanings per year, but this may vary based on your child’s needs. On average, two is enough for our team to help a child avoid most minor dental issues and catch already occurring ones early so we can treat them right away.

Which is better: a manual or electric toothbrush?

As long as a child brushes for two minutes twice a day, either brush is great at removing plaque from the teeth and gums. Electric toothbrushes tend to be easier for younger children to use since they do most of the work for them, but if your child has good dental health with a manual brush, then there is no need to upgrade.

How long will it take to fix my child’s tooth?

This depends on the type and extent of damage that has occurred. As well, it will depend on your child's level of apprehension and the sedation that will be implemented by our team. The number of teeth requiring work is also a factor that will need to be considered. most children can handle work on one, maybe two quadrants (upper or lower portion of one side of their mouth).

Should I be worried about my child’s bleeding/sensitive gums?

These symptoms can occur for many reasons, so at first, simply advise your child to brush/floss with less pressure, as the gums can often be damaged by over-enthusiastic oral hygiene. If the bleeding continues after this adjustment for a few days, then your child may have a minor infection, in which case you should bring them to us so we can get rid of it quickly.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Most likely! Enchanted Forest Pediatric Dentistry is in-network with many PPO dental insurance plans, and we’re able to work with several HMOs as well. Just give us a call with your policy information handy, and we’ll be happy to discuss your coverage.

I don’t have dental insurance. What else can I do to save on my care?

You can sign up for CareCredit financing or Prosper Healthcare Lending, both of which will allow you to break up the cost of your child’s care into small, monthly payments that fit easily into your budget. Most plans feature little to no interest and only take a few minutes to sign up. You can learn more on our New Patients page.