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The Importance of Pediatric Dental Appointments

Is it time for your child to start visiting the dentist? 

There is so much to think about when it comes to your child’s health, and keeping their growing smiles clean and healthy is crucial. That’s why the sooner you start turning to a pediatric dentist for routine dental checkups the better. Our North Richland Hill, TX, dentist Dr. Jody Cremer provides pediatric dentistry to children of all ages, from babies to teens. Visit NRH Pediatric Dentistry today.


What is involved in a pediatric dental appointment?

You should schedule your child’s first pediatric dentistry appointment with our North Richland Hill, TX, dental team by the time your child turns one year old. This first visit will be a bit different from other exams from here on out because this is the first time we will be meeting you and your child. The first pediatric dentistry appointment will include:

  • Getting a detailed history of your child and family’s medical history
  • Providing education and advice around healthy dental habits for your child and your family
  • Examining your child’s smile and newly erupted teeth (we may need to clean them if there is any plaque or tartar buildup present)
  • Establishing rapport with your family


Why are these dental appointments so important?

The goal of these visits is to educate parents on how to best care for their child’s smiles at home to prevent cavities and other problems. This includes everything from providing information on how to brush and floss your child’s teeth to what foods they should be eating (and which they should avoid).


Bringing your child every six months for dental checkups is important for preventing dental problems and making sure your child is reaching developmental milestones. By catching issues early, we can prevent speech impediments and delays, which could affect your child’s academic performance. We can also determine whether your child may benefit from early orthodontic treatment to correct problems such as overbites, underbites, and crowding that could cause further issues in the future.


NRH Pediatric Dentistry provides gentle pediatric dentistry to children in North Richland Hill, TX. From your child’s first dental checkup to orthodontic treatment to special needs dental care, we offer it all. To schedule an appointment please call (817) 427-1700 to meet with Dr. Jody Cremer.

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