Children’s Dentistry – San Antonio, TX

Protecting Young Smiles for Life

Three young people with healthy smiles after children's dentistry

A child’s smile is as precious as it is vulnerable to decay and disease. Keeping your child’s teeth and gums safe for life means making sure that they’re getting great dental care as early as possible in life. If your child is old enough to have at least one tooth, you need to start scheduling regular dental checkups and cleanings for them as soon as possible. Call us today to set up an appointment for your little one to receive children's dentistry in San Antonio, TX from Dr. Patel.

Why Choose HIC Dental - Implant & Family Dentistry for Children’s Dentistry?

  • Emphasis on Honesty, Integrity, and Compassion
  • Safe, Welcoming Dental Office Environment
  • One Stop for Comprehensive Care

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids

Father and daughter brushing teeth before preventive dentistry visit

No matter how old your child gets, they should always visit a dentist every six months. Whenever you bring your little one to our dental office, we’ll use the opportunity to teach them more about the best habits for taking care of their teeth, and we’ll do all we can to help them enjoy their visits so that they can grow up with a positive idea of what visiting the dentist is like. We’ll also give them an age-appropriate cleaning to keep their smiles safe while they’re still learning the ropes of oral hygiene.


Dental Sealants

Dentist talking to young patient about dental sealants

Odds are that if your child gets a cavity, it will be in their molars. These teeth contain a lot of pits and crevices that can trap bacteria, and your child may not be able to reach these spaces well enough to clean them yet. With a dental sealant, we can help keep your child’s molars safe by creating a barrier between the chewing surface of the tooth and anything that might harm it. Sealants can last for several years at a time, protecting the molars until your child is able to keep them clean on their own.


Fluoride Treatments

Animated smile with fluoride treatment

Along with dental sealants, fluoride treatments are often recommended to help children avoid cavities while their teeth and gums are still developing. Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and protects it from bacteria. It can be applied quickly and painlessly to your child’s teeth at the end of every dental checkup as a concentrated gel or varnish. Regular fluoride exposure means that your little one will be less likely to need treatment for tooth decay.


Athletic Mouthguards

Child being fitted for athletic mouthguard

Seeing your child play their favorite sport can be both gratifying and nerve-wracking – you definitely want them to be able to have fun, but you also want to make sure that they’re protected in case an accident happens. One piece of safety equipment that no young athlete should go without is the mouthguard, which can protect the teeth from the brunt of any impact to the mouth or face. Store-bought mouthguards are often uncomfortable, but our mouthguards are made to fit perfectly against your child’s teeth.