Infant Dental Visit

Welcoming a new baby into your family brings joy and a bundle of new responsibilities — including their oral health. At Dental Smart Kids in Frisco, TX, we understand the importance of establishing a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our infant dental visits are designed with your little one’s comfort and your peace of mind at the forefront.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children have their first dental visit by age one or within six months after their first tooth erupts. Here’s why these early visits are vital:

  • Disease Prevention — Baby teeth are susceptible to decay from the moment they appear. An early checkup can help prevent cavities.
  • Education On Oral Hygiene — We equip parents with the best techniques for infant oral care.
  • Comfort With The Dentist — Familiarizing your child with a dental environment helps reduce anxiety in future visits.
  • Spotting Potential Issues Early — Addressing growth or developmental concerns early on is crucial for long-term oral health.

what to expect

Our pediatric dental specialists at Dental Smart Kids ensure that both the parents and the infant have an informative and stress-free experience:

  • Warm Welcome — Your infant’s first visit is as much about creating a bond with our dental team as it is about checking those tiny teeth. We take the time to welcome you to our child-friendly office and introduce you to the sights, sounds, and people in our dental home.
  • Gentle Exam — Our pediatric dentist will gently examine your baby’s mouth, looking for any signs of early problems with the gums, jaws, and existing teeth.
  • Parental Guidance — We provide tailored advice on how to take care of your baby’s teeth, discussing feeding practices, teething, and the proper use of pacifiers.
  • Answering Your Questions — We’re here to support you, so we dedicate time to answer any questions you might have about your infant’s oral health.

To ensure your baby’s visit is comfortable, there are a few important things to consider:

  • Schedule Wisely — Choose a time when your baby is usually alert and content.
  • Feeding — Feed your baby before the appointment to ensure they’re comfortable.
  • Comfort Items — Bring along a favorite blanket or toy to help soothe your baby.

An infant’s first dental visit marks the start of a journey toward healthy oral habits. At Dental Smart Kids, your child’s well-being is our top priority, and we’re dedicated to providing a gentle, welcoming, and educational first experience. Request your infant’s dental visit today and take the first step towards a lifetime of brilliant smiles.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

As your child grows, regular dental exams and cleanings become the cornerstone of maintaining not just their oral health but their overall well-being. But have you ever wondered why these checks are so crucial, or what magic our pediatric dental experts at Dental Smart Kids work during these visits?

the power of prevention

Imagine a future for your child free from the pain of cavities and serious dental work. Our exams and cleanings are a proactive solution, turning this vision into a reality. With meticulous care, our pediatric dentists identify and tackle potential concerns before they develop into larger issues. We’re daring to ask — is there any greater peace of mind?

Every visit to Dental Smart Kids is a golden opportunity for your child to learn about oral health in a fun, engaging environment. Through this education, we help children develop healthy habits that will last their entire lives.

Dental X-Rays

Can you imagine having the power to see beneath the surface, to preemptively address issues before they become problems? That is precisely the advantage dental X-rays offer at Dental Smart Kids. With advanced imaging technology, our specialists can see your child’s oral health in detail, paving the way for proactive care.

Why wait for dental issues to surface when we can stop them in their tracks? X-rays play a critical role in diagnosing hidden decay, assessing injury, and guiding orthodontic planning. They are the unseen heroes in maintaining your child’s vibrant smile. By identifying concerns early, we save families time, discomfort, and expense.

Safety is a top priority

We hear your concerns about exposure and want to reassure you that safety is our utmost priority. Our state-of-the-art digital X-ray equipment minimizes radiation, while our experts ensure that exposure is as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA principle). The health of your child is paramount; we guard it with the care it deserves.

Professional Fluoride

At Dental Smart Kids, we’re passionate about setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles, and that includes arming our littlest patients with the best defenses. That’s where professional fluorides come in, offering a shield of protection for your child’s pearly whites. Tailored just for kids, professional fluoride treatments are akin to an invisible mouthguard that helps safeguard their teeth against cavities. Here’s why they are integral to pediatric dental health:

  • Enamel Fortification — Fluoride acts like a mineral boost for tooth enamel, making it stronger and more resistant to decay.
  • Cavity Protection — It aids in repairing microscopic caries early on, stopping cavity formation in its tracks.
  • Diet Defense — With little ones often indulging in sweets and acidic beverages, fluoride is their trusty sidekick, defending against any erosion and damage.
  • Sensitivity Eliminator — For some youngsters, sensitive teeth can be bothersome. Fluoride can help reduce this sensitivity, ensuring nothing stands in the way of their fun.

We understand kids have places to explore and games to play, which is why professional fluoride treatments at Dental Smart Kids are quick and hassle-free. In just a few cheerful minutes, we apply this champion of dental defense, letting it continue its protective work long after your child leaves our chair.

Our team at Dental Smart Kids believes prevention is key, and fluoride treatments are one of the milestones on the path to lifelong dental wellness. So let’s give your kiddos the superhero treatment they deserve — a smile that’s not only bright but also brilliantly guarded.

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

At Dental Smart Kids, we understand that every parent wants their child to have a healthy, happy smile. That’s why offer an effective tool in the world of pediatric dentistry — Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF). This remarkable treatment is a game-changer for tiny teeth, fighting cavities and other bacteria that can be harmful to your child’s teeth.

What is silver diamine flouride?

Silver Diamine Fluoride is a clear, painless liquid made up of two key components that dental professionals use to protect children’s pearly whites:

  1. Silver — This works in shielding the teeth by killing harmful bacteria and stopping the formation of new cavities.
  2. Fluoride — Fluoride strengthens the tooth’s enamel, helping it resist damage in the future.

Together, they form SDF, which is quickly becoming a go-to choice for dentists when it comes to managing tooth decay in little ones. We use SDF for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Non-Invasive Treatment — SDF is simply brushed onto the tooth, which means no scary dental tools for our brave little patients.
  • Quick & Efficient — In just a few minutes, SDF is applied and starts its magic, making it perfect for kids who might find it hard to sit still.
  • Defends Against Decay — SDF not only helps stop cavities from growing but also prevents new ones from forming.
  • Pain Relief — If a cavity has been causing discomfort, SDF can provide immediate relief by desensitizing the tooth.

is this treatment right for your child?

While SDF is a fantastic option for many children, it’s important to talk to your pediatric dentist about whether it’s the best choice for your child’s smile. We’ll consider factors such as the location and extent of decay, cosmetic concerns (since SDF can darken the treated area), and overall dental health.

At Dental Smart Kids, we believe that every child deserves a strong, decay-free smile. With Silver Diamine Fluoride as part of our toolkit, we’re making that belief a reality, one tiny tooth at a time!

Dental Sealants

At Dental Smart Kids, we understand the importance of establishing a strong foundation for your child’s oral health. An essential part of this foundation is the application of dental sealants, which can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay in children.

Dental sealants are a form of preventive dental care where a thin, plastic coating is painted onto the molars’ chewing surfaces — the teeth most prone to cavities and decay. This protective barrier covers the pits and fissures where food particles and bacteria often get trapped.

The procedure for applying dental sealants is both non-invasive and straightforward. A dental professional will first clean and dry the tooth before placing an acidic gel on its surface. This gel roughens the tooth, which helps the sealant bond more effectively. After a few seconds, the gel is rinsed off, the tooth is dried again, and then the sealant is applied. A special curing light is then used to harden the sealant.

For optimal results, we recommend sealants be applied shortly after your child’s permanent molars emerge — this typically occurs around age six for the first molars and age twelve for the second molars. By sealing these teeth early, we can protect them during the years when children are most susceptible to cavities.

comprehensive cavity prevention

While sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the surfaces where they are applied, they do not replace other oral hygiene practices. It’s imperative to maintain a regimen of thorough brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups to safeguard your child’s overall dental health.

At Dental Smart Kids, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of pediatric dental care. We believe in the power of dental sealants to help keep your child’s teeth healthy and free from decay, forming just one part of our comprehensive approach to your child’s oral health. If you have any questions about dental sealants or would like to request an appointment for your child, please contact us. We’re here to ensure that your little one’s smile remains bright and healthy for years to come.


At Dental Smart Kids, we’re not just about treating dental issues; we’re equally focused on preventing them. A critical aspect of protecting your child’s teeth — especially for our young athletes — is the use of mouthguards. These appliances are essential for safeguarding smiles during physical activities and sports.

Mouthguards are protective devices that cover the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, lips, arches, and gums. They’re particularly important for children who engage in sports, whether contact sports like football and martial arts or non-contact activities where there’s a risk of a fall or collision, such as gymnastics or skateboarding.

Selecting the right mouthguard is crucial. At Dental Smart Kids, we can guide you through the process, from choosing the type of mouthguard to fitting and care instructions. We recommend bringing your child in for a consultation, especially if they are involved in sports. Our team will take an impression of your child’s teeth to create a mouthguard that provides maximum protection, customized comfort, and peace of mind.

Rest assured, our commitment to your child’s dental health extends beyond the clinic — we’re here to keep their smiles safe on the field, the court, and everywhere in between. If you’re ready to discuss the best mouthguard solution for your little athlete or have any concerns about dental protection during sports, reach out to us at Dental Smart Kids. We’re your partners in keeping those precious smiles intact.