When your kids are ready to visit the dentist, you can count on us. At the office of Derek Davis DDS, we provide comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages. As an experienced Amarillo children’s dentist, you can trust in us to provide a warm and engaging environment for your children when they come to visit. Whether they’re due for a routine checkup, require treatment for a toothache, or cavity, we are committed to delivering top-quality care with the gentlest touch.
For children as well as adults, one of the most important services we provide is routine preventive care. By bring your kids to our office just twice a year, our Amarillo children’s dentist can help them establish a positive attitude towards caring for their oral health, and provide them with the education, hands-on instruction, and personalized treatments necessary for them to maintain a healthy smile. Since children due to diet and brushing habits are often at higher risk for developing cavities, we offer specialized treatments as an extra level of protection against tooth decay. This includes the application of dental sealants to the back molars when they come in, typically around the ages of 6 and then again at 12. Dental sealants are thin protective coatings which are placed over the grooves of the back teeth, smoothing over these areas to keep food particles and debris from accumulating. This helps to prevent harmful bacteria from collecting and contributing to dental decay. We also apply topical fluoride to the teeth; a treatment which has been used by dentists for decades and is clinically proven to reduce the risk for developing cavities. Professional fluoride treatment can come in the form of a solution, gel, foam or varnish, and is typically applied with either a brush or mouth rinse.
As your Amarillo children’s dentist, Dr. Davis welcomes the opportunity to address any questions you may have as parents about our preventive care program. To learn more about how we can keep your children’s oral health in optimum health, get in touch with our friendly office staff today!