At Alamo Heights Dental, we value education and preventive care, so we spend time equipping you and your family with knowledge that can eliminate or minimize tooth decay and other future problems. We start seeing children around the age of 6-12 months, which is usually when their first teeth start erupting. Education can go a long way to prevent disease. In addition, routine checkups aid in early diagnosis, which can help limit extensive treatments.
Dental health and overall health are closely related. Because patients are more likely to visit a dentist every 6 months than they are a physician, it is not uncommon for dentists to be the first to recognize oral manifestations of systemic diseases. Early detection and prompt referral to a physician will lead to improved overall health.
your child’s first visit
These visits can vary depending on your child’s age, needs, and acceptance of treatment. It is important that your child’s initial dental experiences are positive in order to set the tone for a lifetime of dental health. Possible treatment may include an exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and education.
family dental care
We value our patients and the relationships we build with them. We have experience treating patients of all ages and with a wide range of needs.