Conservative Dentistry

At Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in cost-effective, conservative dental treatment for your child.

The foundation of our practice was built on the tenets of preventive dentistry. When treatment is needed, Dr. Christina Ramirez will recommend the most conservative treatment available.

You can rest assured that Dr. Christina will not recommend dental work that is not absolutely necessary to promote healthy teeth and gums.

 

Preventive Care Is the Best Approach to Pediatric Dentistry

One of the reasons we emphasize seeing your child in our office at such an early age—usually around their first birthday—is because preventive care is so important.

With regular visits, Dr. Christina can spot problems with your child’s smile while they are still small and easily treatable. Keeping dental treatment to a minimum means fewer appointments in the dental chair for kids and less money spent by parents.

We may also recommend preventive fluoride treatments or dental sealants to help keep cavities from forming on your child’s teeth. Fluoride treatments are usually recommended every six months, so it makes sense to do them each time your child comes in for a regular appointment. Dental sealants, which are tooth-colored plastic coatings placed over the deep grooves in back molars, cost a fraction of what fillings do. They are long-lasting as well, and usually effective for about five years.

We will also do our best to educate you and your child about proper home care. We want to help your child develop good brushing and flossing habits from an early age. When they are young, we will show you how to properly take care of their teeth. When they are old enough to have the dexterity to brush on their own, we’ll make sure they understand proper techniques.

When Treatment Is Necessary

Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry is a mercury-free office. We do not place amalgam fillings.

Dr. Christina prefers prevention over restorations, but sometimes a cavity gets too large to monitor and a restoration is needed. She will recommend a tooth-colored filling in most cases, although in certain instances, she might suggest a full-coverage stainless steel (silver in color) crown.

It is essential to fix a cavity before the bacteria from it has infected the surrounding bone and gums. If this happens, an extraction might be necessary. A small space maintainer may need to go into the space if the baby tooth is removed before adult teeth are present.

Make an Appointment Today at Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Christina and her team strive to deliver compassionate, conservative, quality dental care in a comfortable environment where your child feels safe. We believe every child should have a pediatric dentist they can trust and feel good about seeing. 

We look forward to establishing a bond with you and your child that will serve all of us well in the years to come. Call us today to make an appointment with Dr. Christina, a pediatric dentist you can trust.