Pasadena Texas Family Dentistry
Moms trust the expert care of Dr. Nugent. Dr. Nugent focuses on Cosmetic and Implant dentistry at his Pasadena, Texas office. However, Cosmetic Dentistry is just an extension of good ole fashioned Family Dentistry. Dr. Nugent has such a wide variety of patients in his practice. He has patients from age 3 to 100. Busy Mom’s love our office because we have two hygienists. Therefore, siblings can get their teeth cleaned at the same time.
This Super-Mom brings all seven of her kids here. Having the two hygienists really cuts down on the total time Mom has to be at the office.
Dr. Nugent is great at making nervous kids feel safe at his office. He will sing, dance and wear silly costumes to make your child laugh. Dentistry does not have to be scary for you child. Dr. Nugent has two daughters and knows how to communicate with children.
Dr. Nugent wants your child to grow up loving to come to the dentist. Watch this video about Dr. Nugent and kids!
Do my child’s baby teeth really matter that much?
Although those toothless smiles are charming, primary teeth, often known as baby teeth, are crucial for a variety of reasons. They assist in constructing a path for permanent teeth to follow when they are ready to erupt, as well as helping kids speak correctly and chew naturally.
What should I use to brush the teeth of my infant?
Starting from birth, it’s critical to instill the practice of removing plaque bacteria that can cause decay. For newborns, use a soft baby toothbrush, a cloth, and water to clean your child’s gums. With a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one made expressly for newborns, begin brushing as soon as the first teeth develop. Twice daily brushing is even preferable, especially as more teeth erupt and the child’s diet becomes more varied.
Should I give my kid toothpaste?
Once you begin using a toothbrush, the American Dental Association advises using fluoridated toothpaste. Brush the teeth of a youngster who is under 2 years old with a small amount of toothpaste. When brushing your child’s teeth, for children 2 to 5 years old, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and do it yourself or with them. Keep in mind that young children are unable to efficiently wash their teeth on their own. After brushing, make sure they spit out any extra toothpaste to avoid swallowing it.
When should I make the first dentist visit for my child?
Your child should have their first dental examination at the age of 12 months or soon after the eruption of the first baby tooth. Do not wait until your child experiences a dental emergency or toothache. We don’t want your child to experience dental anxiety, which can be challenging to overcome. As a result, this could occur.
What about nursing or drinking bottles before bed?
Juice, formula, or milk should not be included in bedtime bottles since your child won’t be cleaning his or her teeth after drinking them, and these liquids break down into sugars that, if ignored, can lead to cavities. If you nurse your child to sleep, you might want to rinse their mouth out with water afterward to prevent future tooth decay. In order to promote the development of healthy teeth and to ease teething, the Academy of General Dentistry advises parents to clean and massage their infant’s gums after each meal. To do this, gently massage the gums and gingival tissues with a finger wrapped in a damp gauze square or washcloth.
What must I do if my child is experiencing tooth pain?
First, apply a cold compress to the face if it is swollen and rinse the inflamed region with warm salt water. For any pain, give the youngster Tylenol.
How frequently does my child require dental care?
It is advised to have a checkup every six months to avoid cavities and other dental issues. Based on each child’s unique oral health, we set up exam schedules with parents. We will also suggest a precise regimen of tooth brushing, flossing, and other dental care for parents to oversee and instruct their kids on. Regular dental checkups for kids are advised, starting soon after the first tooth erupts. When these at-home remedies are combined with routine dental checkups and a nutritious diet, they can help your child develop lifelong healthy habits that will result in healthy teeth and gums.
How can I ensure that my kid’s food is good for his teeth?
Ensure that your child consumes a balanced diet that includes whole grain breads and cereals, fruits, and vegetables, as well as excellent sources of calcium and protein including legumes, dairy products, meats, and eggs. Avoid sticky desserts, keep sugar and carbohydrate portions to a minimum, and make sure you wash your teeth as directed by your dentist. We can talk to you about the best foods to give your kids to keep their teeth healthy.
How do dental sealants function? What are they?
The grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are coated with dental sealants, which are thin plastic coatings. They fill in the crevasses there, preventing food particles from getting trapped there and damaging the teeth. The procedure is quick and comfortable, and it efficiently shields teeth for a long time.
How can I determine whether my child is consuming enough fluoride?
We may suggest fluoride supplements to make sure your child is getting adequate fluoride depending on the amount of fluoride in their main source of drinking water. Additionally, the American Dental Association advises using fluoride-containing toothpaste.
What can I do to keep my child’s teeth safe while they watch sports?
Use a soft plastic mouth guard to protect your child’s teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums from sports-related injuries; a well fitted mouth guard can even offer protection from serious head injuries. Our company may create a tailored appliance.
What should I do if my child loses a permanent tooth?
The most crucial step is to maintain your composure, then locate the tooth. Avoid cleaning the teeth or touching the root because doing so could result in injury. Try to reposition the tooth in the socket by holding it by the crown rather than the root. Put the tooth in a glass of milk, call us right away, and bring your child and the glass with the tooth to our office for an evaluation if that is not possible and there is no immediate medical emergency, such as uncontrollable bleeding, unconsciousness, or other bodily injury.
How secure is digital radiography in dentistry?
The danger associated with dental digital radiography is extremely low. Pediatric patients’ exposure to radiation is strictly controlled by dentists. To enhance safety and reduce radiation exposure, we utilize lead aprons.
Your child deserves to go to a dental office where they will receive expert dental care and have a good time. We have patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Friendswood, Clear Lake, Webster and Houston come to us for amazing family dentistry. Discover why Dr. Nugent was voted BEST PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST multiple times.