Children’s Dentistry – Plano, TX

The Right Track for Growing Smiles

Having a child is a big responsibility and making sure their teeth and gums stay healthy requires diligence, persistence, and patience. Fortunately, at Atlas Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Plano, we don’t expect you to navigate this venture alone. Dr. K and our team of professionals are here to deliver kid-friendly services that promote good oral hygiene and healthier smiles. From dental sealants and athletic mouthguards to regular checkups and fluoride treatments, call us to discover what we can do to help your child’s smile stay on the right track with children's dentistry in Plano, TX.


Why Choose Atlas Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Plano for Children’s Dentistry?

  • Safe Digital X-Rays That Emit Less Radiation
  • Treats Children of All Ages
  • Customized Mouthguards to Keep Smiles Safe


Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids

Child brushing teeth before children's dentistry checkup and teeth cleaning for kids

The moment your child’s first tooth erupts, or by the time they reach the age of one, you should plan to bring them in for their first dental checkup. After their initial appointment, they will come in every six months for regular exams and cleanings. Although these visits may start with a simple introduction and explanation of good at-home oral habits, our team will closely monitor your child’s smile as they grow, ensuring their teeth, gums, and bites develop correctly.


Dental Sealants

Animated smile with dental sealants

Molars and premolars are often difficult for children to clean. Because of their location in the back of the mouth, they can be hard for little hands to reach effectively. This is why dental sealants are a beneficial and advantageous solution for young smiles. The clear, plastic coating that is painted over the chewing surfaces of these teeth protects against bacteria and harmful particles that try to penetrate the enamel. Serving as a safeguard against decay, dental sealants are easily and painlessly applied during a regular checkup and can last up to a decade.


Fluoride Treatments

Child with healthy smile after fluoride treatment

If your child brushes with fluoride toothpaste and drinks tap water, there’s a good chance they already receive enough fluoride. However, for those children who are considered at high risk for cavities, it may be necessary for our team to administer supplemental treatment. Quickly applied during a regular dental checkup, it takes only minutes and creates a barrier between harmful bacteria and regular tooth enamel. As a result, the fluoride will work to combat tooth decay, as well as help, strengthen the existing outer layer (enamel).


Athletic Mouthguards

Child placing an athletic mouthguard

Watching your child play sports can be enjoyable, but it can also be nerve-wracking, especially if they don’t have the right equipment. Even with helmets and knee pads protecting important parts of their body, a customized athletic mouthguard can save their smile from serious injury. Instead of purchasing one at your local drug store, though, talk to Dr. K about having one custom-made for your child’s mouth. This will ensure optimal comfort and protection no matter when they take to the field, court, or track.