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Under My Pillow Pediatric Dentistry is a pediatric dentist serving infants, children, teens, and kids with special needs in Cypress, TX and the surrounding cities of Bridge Land, Cypress Creek Lakes, and Towne Lake, TX.

9822 FRY RD, STE 120

Phone: 832-244-8999
Fax: 877-337-0726

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Dental Home

What Is A Dental Home?

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt. Pediatric dental offices make a practice of using words that convey the same message but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

Starting at Age 1

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by their first birthday.
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place for dental care other than the Emergency Room.

Pleasant First Visit

Children’s first visit to their dental home should be pleasant and uneventful, solely to introduce the child and parents to the dental office. Emphasis is usually placed upon a developmental assessment of the child’s oral health because caries (tooth decay) and other developmental disturbances can be managed early. Fluoride varnish may be applied to counteract beginning decay on newly erupted teeth.
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Five Things to Expect for Baby's First Dental Visit

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Step 1

Clinical Examination by Age 12 Months

Complete medical history

Knee-to-knee exam with guardian

Note clinical dental caries

Soft tissue irregularities

White-spot lesions, tongue anatomy

Enamel decalcification, hypoplasia

Dietary staining

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Step 2

Cavity Risk Assessment

Bottle or breast fed at night on demand

Non-water in bedtime bottle

Decalcification/caries present

No oral home care

Sugary foods, snacks

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Step 3

Diet Counseling for Infants

No juice or milk in bed

Sippy cups can encourage decay

Avoid sugary drinks and sodas

Encourage variety and a balanced diet

Low-sugar snacks

Fluorides – topical and systemic

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Step 4

Oral Home Care for Infants

Brush or massage teeth and gums 2x daily

Use a small, soft toothbrush

Guidance on thumb sucking, pacifier

Fluorides – topical and systemic

Response for home accidents, trauma

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Step 5

Future Visit & Beyond

Two years if delayed in development

At age one year

Based on Risk Assessment

When would you like to come in for a new patient visit? Our fun-packed dental solutions come for children of all sizes and ages.

Children who have a ``Dental Home`` are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive.

We want your children's’ smiles to support them in the formative years ahead. Our dental solutions serve as an investment in their lifelong health, aesthetic appearances, and self-development.

Toothaches, Tongue/Lip/Cheek Laceration or Bites, Knocked Out Permanent Tooth, Knocked Out Baby Tooth, Chip or Tooth Fracture? We are here to help.