Kids Dentist Specialist

Kimberly C. Andersen, DDS

General Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

A trip to the dentist is the start of a lifetime of excellent oral health for kids. If you’re searching for a kids’ dentist, you can count on the friendly staff at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, for dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more. Conveniently located in The Woodlands, Texas, the dental team is experienced in caring for kids’ teeth as soon as the first baby tooth emerges. Call the office today or book a consultation online.

Kids Dentist

When should my child see a kids' dentist?

To avoid dental problems, bring your child to Kimberly Andersen, DDS, as soon as his or her first tooth appears. At the latest, your child should see a dentist before their first birthday. 

Why is it important for kids to see the dentist?

Baby teeth start emerging during your child's first six months of life. By age six or seven, they begin to lose their baby teeth, as their permanent teeth grow in. 

Without proper dental care, kids' teeth may decay, leading to diseases that can cause pain and complications. 

One of these diseases is early childhood dental caries, an infectious condition that’s five times more common than asthma in kids and seven times more common than hay fever.

What should I expect during a kids’ dental visit?

For the team at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, their top priority is making your child comfortable and relieving any anxiety. The friendly, caring office is a welcoming setting for kids. 

Depending on your child's age, the dental team at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, performs one or more of the following services:

  • X-rays to check for cavities
  • Cleaning and polishing 
  • Using a tooth scraper to remove plaque
  • Flossing

The team may recommend fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities. Fluoride, which is flavored to taste like bubble gum or grape, is applied to your child's teeth as a gel or foam. The treatment takes just a few minutes. 

Your dentist also may suggest sealants, which block out cavity-causing bacteria. Research shows that sealants lower the risk of tooth decay by nearly 80%.

How can I prevent tooth decay between visits?

Starting at birth, clean your baby's gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. When baby teeth emerge, brush the teeth twice daily with an age-appropriate toothbrush and a tiny dab of fluoride toothpaste.

For kids between ages 3-6 years, use a pea-sized dollop of toothpaste and assist your child's brushing. Kids at this age can't yet brush their teeth effectively. Make sure your kids spit out and don't swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.

It’s never too soon to take your kids to the dentist. If it’s time for a check-up, call Kimberly Andersen, DDS, today or book a consultation online.