Preventing & Stopping Dental Problems in Their Tracks

Child brushing their teeth for preventive dental care

Our top priority at Trinity Pediatric Dentistry is to provide children with the preventive dental care and tools necessary to keep their smiles healthy well into adulthood. One of the ways we do this is by offering a large menu of treatments that protect their pearly whites from common oral health problems, like cavities. Every six months, we recommend bringing your child in for a routine dental checkup and teeth cleaning to ensure that their oral development is on the right track and that any small issues are promptly treated. To schedule their routine visits, call our Fort Worth pediatric dental office today!

Why Choose Trinity Pediatric Dentistry for Kid’s Preventive Dental Care?

  • High-Quality & Safe Digital X-Ray Imaging
  • Pediatric Dentist with 10+ Years of Experience and Training
  • We Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child comes in for routine dental checkups and cleanings every six months to maintain healthy teeth and gums. During these visits, Dr. Thorburn will conduct thorough physical examinations of their mouth and X-rays in search of any signs of issues. If we spot anything, we’ll create a treatment plan to address it as soon as possible. Depending on your child’s age and comfort with our office, we’ll then complete a thorough professional teeth cleaning to remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of their teeth.

Fluoride Treatment

Girl in dental chair with fluoride trays over her teeth

Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that’s produced by rocks and found in a variety of other natural items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, the air, and soil. However, most people are familiar with fluoride because they know it’s added to oral hygiene products and local water sources. This is because it's been shown to prevent cavities by strengthening the outermost protective layer of teeth, called the enamel. To help protect teeth from decay, as well as treat cavities, we offer supplemental fluoride treatments as well as silver diamine fluoride. 

Dental Sealants

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If your child is at high risk of developing cavities, whether it’s due to their dental hygiene habits or sweet tooth, we can help protect their pearly whites from decay with clear dental sealants. These are thin films that we can paint over the biting surface of molars to act as umbrellas, preventing food debris and plaque from becoming lodged into their nooks and crevices. It makes brushing more effective and slows the threat of decay, keeping their smile healthy until their next checkup and cleaning.

Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards

Young boy placing green athletic mouthguard into his mouth

Does your child participate in a local sports league or school athletics team? We strongly recommend investing in a customized mouthguard to protect their teeth and jaw from damage. The last thing you want to worry about as a parent is them knocking out a tooth on the field or court. With a durable cushioning mouthguard, you can rest assured knowing that they’re adequately protected from trauma.

Non-Nutritive Oral Habits

Young girl eating cheeseburger

Pacifier usage and thumb-sucking are habits that your little one naturally develops to help them feel safe and secure. However, after the age of three, once their baby teeth are growing in and their adult ones are growing beneath the surface of their gums, non-nutritive habits can detrimentally impact their oral health and dental and bite alignment. That’s why Dr. Thorburn offers habit counseling for parents, including helpful tips and tricks to transition your child away from thumb and pacifier-sucking.

Lip & Tongue Tie Treatment

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Lip and tongue ties are common problems that can lead to difficulties nursing, acid reflux, speech impairments, and airway disorders if not addressed. Dr. Thorburn can screen to ensure that your child has full function of their lips and tongue and that the frenulum that connects them to the roof of the mouth and gums isn’t overgrown or too thick. If your child does have a lip or tongue tie, we can easily remove the excess tissue to treat the problem and prevent related issues from developing in the future.

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