Children's Dentistry in Temple, TX

Serving the Temple, TX community

Would you love to find an excellent children’s dentist in Temple that is gentle and can manage your son or daughter’s oral health with compassion and kindness? The way we handle your child's dental care at this stage establishes a pattern of excellent oral health that lasts a lifetime.

Gentle Care for Your Little One

At Temple Dental Trails, we understand how important it is for you and your child to feel at ease with your surroundings and the people who will treat you. Just like adults, every child reacts differently to the idea of dentistry. Our dental team makes it a point to learn what your child needs to feel safe and secure. In fact, we’re so good at it that we make dentistry fun for kids!

Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment

If you have a toddler who just got their first tooth or your older child need a mouth guard to protect them during sports activities, we can help. You’ll find that we offer all the children’s dentistry in Temple, TX that your family needs to protect and maintain their precious smiles.

Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to arrange a time for you and your child to stop by and visit us at our Temple dental office. We look forward to showing you how fun and easy it can be to protect your child’s oral health!

 

 

Trust Us with Your Child’s Precious Oral Health

two little girls playing dental exam I children's dentistry in temple txThis is an exciting time in your child’s life – their baby teeth are starting to appear, and it’s time for that all-important first visit. What happens? How will they react? As a parent, you have lots of questions, but most importantly, you want to make sure that it’s a positive experience.

Dr. Richard Leung is great with kids, so you’ve already got one worry taken care of. You can be confident knowing that he will treat your son or daughter with the same care and attention as he would his own children.

You can also put your mind at rest because the purpose of the first visit to our Temple dental office is not to do any serious dental work. We just want to start getting your child excited about visiting the dentist so they will look forward to seeing us in the future. Every positive visit builds on the last until your son or daughter understands that visits to the dentist are nothing to fear.

We Make Dental Visits Fun for Kids

Are you worried about how your child will react to all the new sights and sounds when they come to our office? Well, don’t worry, because we have all the fun things your toddler or older child needs to feel right at home from the moment they arrive.

We've filled our children’s playroom with fun activities like video games and a treasure chest filled with toys. But the fun doesn’t stop there! We have TVs in our treatment rooms so your child can relax and watch cartoons while we check their teeth.

If there’s anything we can do to improve your child’s comfort during their visits, please let us know!

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

We recommend that you bring your little one to see us as soon as their baby teeth start to appear. Getting an early start with their dental care will help to ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth.

As a parent, you may be a little worried about how the first visit will go and how your child will respond. Dr. Leung has lots of experience treating young children and knows what they need to feel safe and secure during dental visits.

During the first couple of visits, the focus isn’t on doing dental work. Our goal is to show them that visits to the dentist are fun!

The first step is to help your child get used to sitting in the dental chair. Once they feel comfortable with us and their surroundings, we will start to do some more thorough exams to see how their teeth are developing.

Early visits allow us to spot problems while they are still easy to fix. If your child has a cavity and needs a tooth filled, Dr. Rich knows how to perform the procedure quickly and usually without the need for any shots.

We would love to get to know your child, so please call our Temple, TX dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment for that all-important first visit!

We'll Ensure Your Child’s Dental Visits Are Positive

young girl sitting in dental exam chair smiling I pediatric dentistry at temple dental trailsOur children’s dentist in Temple believes in doing whatever it takes to make sure that your child feels secure and comfortable with us whenever they visit. If you think you would both benefit from being with them, we are happy to accommodate you under most circumstances.

We have treated lots of kids at Temple Dental Trails, and we understand the importance of establishing a trusting relationship with them. Making your son or daughter's visits enjoyable now results in a long-term positive attitude about dental care.

We have lots of ways to make your child’s visit more comfortable, including video games and TVs in the treatment rooms. And when they have completed a successful visit, they will be able to choose a prize from our kids’ treasure box.

We would love to help your little one get off to a positive start with their dental experiences. If you would like to schedule a convenient appointment to meet us and see our office, please give us a call. We’re looking forward to meeting you both!

Preventive Treatments for Developing Teeth

You may not realize it, but baby teeth serve a very important purpose aside from the ability to chew and speak properly. Of course, your little one will eventually lose them, but until then, these teeth play a crucial role in their oral development.

Think of your son or daughter's baby teeth as placeholders that make space for permanent teeth to emerge correctly. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, adjacent teeth can start to move out of alignment and cause permanent teeth to erupt out of their proper position.

Dental exams at this stage will help our dentists detect potential problems while they’re small and easy to treat. If your little one gets a cavity and needs a dental filling, we make the experience relaxing and enjoyable. We can perform many procedures quickly and without the need for shots.

Applying dental sealants to the surfaces of molars and pre-molars forms a barrier to protect the teeth from bacteria that causes cavities. We may also recommend fluoride applications, which is an essential mineral that promotes strong, healthy teeth. 

We know that you probably have a lot of questions about your child’s oral health, and we’re here to provide the answers you need. Please call us to learn more about how children’s dentistry at our Temple, TX dental office can give your son or daughter a positive, healthy start.

Help Your Child Develop Proper Oral Hygiene Habits

little girl with mother brushing teeth I childrens dentistry in temple txIt takes children a while to develop the motor skills necessary to handle a toothbrush. At Temple Dental Trails, we recommend that you do the brushing and flossing for them until they can tie their shoes at about age six.

Even then, you should not allow your child to brush without supervision until they are about 10 or 11. You know from your oral hygiene habits that brushing and flossing take some coordination and understanding of what you’re trying to accomplish. Your son or daughter may not see brushing as necessary, but you know better!

Help your child develop proper brushing techniques AND understand why oral hygiene is crucial. Monitoring their brushing and flossing, along with regular trips to the dentist, is one of the most valuable gifts you can give them. An ounce of prevention now will help them enjoy good oral health long into adulthood.

Please call our Temple, TX dental office to arrange an appointment for your little one's next cleaning. One of our friendly dental hygienists will be happy to show you and your child the best way to brush and floss.