Signature Smile

Children's Dentistry

in Royse City, Texas

Taking care of your child’s primary teeth is crucial, even though they are temporary. It has long-term benefits for their health. These teeth play a vital role in their development and oral health. Proper care now can establish healthy habits in the future. Get in touch with Signature Smile for children’s dentistry in Royse City.

Children’s Dentistry in Royse City

Signature Smile understands that caring for children’s teeth is important. That’s why we offer a variety of treatments and repairs to protect against decay and premature loss, upholding the quality of their dental health. 

To ensure your little one’s safety, our team can provide fluoride treatments, which work best when professionally administered in the office and accompanied by fluoridated toothpaste, mouth rinses, or tap water.

 Additionally, dental sealants can be applied to grooves and fissures on back teeth. These areas are known as hotspots for bacteria and food debris buildup-prolonging the life of each tooth with an extra layer of protection.

Finally, root canal therapy is sometimes necessary-even in primary teeth, to save an injured or decayed tooth while avoiding more extensive orthodontic treatment later down the line.

What should I tell my child about the first dental visit?

We are asked this question many times. We suggest you prepare your child the same way you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.

Here are some “First Visit” tips:

  • Take your child for a “preview” of the office.
  • Read books with them about going to the dentist.
  • Review with them what the dentist will be doing at the time of the first visit.
  • Speak positively about your own dental experiences.

During your first visit the dentist will:

  • Examine your mouth, teeth and gums.
  • Evaluate adverse habits like thumb sucking.
  • Check to see if you need fluoride.
  • Teach you about cleaning your teeth and gums.
  • Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.

What about preventative care?

Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand in hand. At our office we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We use the latest in dental sealant technology to protect your child’s teeth. Dental sealants are space-age plastics that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation for your child’s lifetime of good oral health.

Cavity prevention

Most of the time cavities are due to a diet high in sugary foods and a lack of brushing. Limiting sugar intake and brushing regularly, of course, can help. The longer it takes your child to chew their food and the longer the residue stays on their teeth, the greater the chances of getting cavities.

Every time someone eats, an acid reaction occurs inside their mouth as the bacteria digests the sugars. This reaction lasts approximately 20 minutes. During this time the acid environment can destroy the tooth structure, eventually leading to cavities.

Consistency of a person’s saliva also makes a difference; thinner saliva breaks up and washes away food more quickly. When a person eats diets high in carbohydrates and sugars they tend to have thicker saliva, which in turn allows more of the acid-producing bacteria that can cause cavities.

Tips for cavity prevention

  • Limit frequency of meals and snacks.
  • Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing.
  • Watch what your child drinks.
  • Avoid giving your child sticky foods.
  • Make treats part of meals.
  • Choose nutritious snacks.

Baby teeth are important as they not only hold space for permanent teeth but they are important to chewing, biting, speech and appearance. For this reason it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene.

What sets Signature Smile's children's dentistry apart from others in Royse City?

At Signature Smile, we prioritize the unique needs of children by using gentle techniques and specialized equipment to ensure their comfort during their visit.


If you’re looking for a children’s dentistry practice in Royse City that truly cares about your child’s dental health, look no further than Signature Smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference that our personalized approach can make.