At AOMS Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to give kids of all ages excellent care in a fun, friendly, and safe environment. We aim to give your child the tools they need to keep their teeth clean and healthy for a lifetime. Our dentists specialize in treating the dental needs of children and emphasize preventive care, education, and most importantly fun to keep kids interested in their oral health.
We understand better than anyone that you want the best dental care possible for your child. We are experts in children's dentistry, and we can provide you with information about when to bring your child to a dentist, what preventive measures you can take at home, and much more. Whether you are looking for tips to help your child care for their teeth, details about the services we provide, or resources for getting in touch with our office, you can find them all on our website. We encourage you to call our office if you have any questions, and we will be happy to speak with you.
Visiting a dentist within the first year of your child's life is essential for the overall maintenance of their oral health. A good way to remember when to bring your child in for their first dental visit is to think first year, first tooth, first visit. Typically, it's best to visit our office in Amarillo within six months of your child's first tooth growing in. Bringing them in at this stage helps us develop a beneficial relationship early on and establishes a safe and fun environment that your child can look forward to visiting regularly.
You may be wondering why young children need dental care if their teeth are going to fall out naturally when their permanent teeth come in. Ensuring that your child's baby teeth remain healthy until it is their time to fall out is more important than you think. If baby teeth become damaged or experience severe decay and must be removed before they're ready, your child's bite and tooth alignment can be affected negatively. Early dental visits help us teach you and your child about proper dental care early on so that our services can be preventive rather than corrective.
Regularly scheduled dental visits are just as important for children as for adults, if not even more important. Visiting the dentist at a younger age has a larger impact because our services go beyond cleaning teeth. We also help children develop oral hygiene habits to prevent future problems. When you bring your children to our office on a regular basis, they will learn proper oral health care while forming a comfortable, healthy relationship with dentists. Regular checkups help us keep an eye on your child so that we can catch a problem early and treat it before it becomes more serious.
Dr. Lorra Cantú Lindsey and Dr. Sean Woodruff both specialize in treating children. We perform regular checkups and cleanings to clean buildup that regular brushing and flossing cannot reach and monitor the development of your child's teeth. Our dentists are better at helping children stay still and relaxed, and we are confident that our friendly staff and fun office environment will make routine dental visits enjoyable for your child.
Dental care is important for people of all ages, but children's dental care is of particular importance because it can significantly affect their future health. While general dentists focus on cleanings and treatments for common adult conditions, pediatric dentists focus on child-specific treatments. Children's mouths are still growing and changing, and as such they require a dentist who specializes in care for a growing mouth.
Drs. Lindsey and Woodruff have spent years treating children exclusively, and they understand how to care for children. They work hard to ensure that your children feel safe in our office. Our staff's specialty training enables them to make kids more comfortable in what could be a stressful environment. Pediatric dentists also emphasize preventive dental care; rather than waiting for problems to arise and treating them, pediatric dentists work hard to educate children and parents about proper dental hygiene to avoid serious dental problems. Our office is proud to have two dentists who focus their efforts solely on helping children, and we look forward to meeting you and your child.