When you step into Brock & Casas Pediatric Dentistry in Houston, TX, you’ll know you've found the perfect place for your child’s care.
Our team loves helping kids grow into healthy adults. At either end of the age spectrum, the bases are covered. Dr. Brock and Dr. Casas know that early experiences influence the value kid's place on their oral health as adults. And they choose to seek or avoid future care by how they're treated now. Rest assured, the bar sits high here.
The services offered at Brock & Casas Pediatric Dentistry ensure that patients of all ages feel welcome. From the earliest check-ups to the management of orthodontic decisions, Dr. Brock and Dr. Casas will listen to your concerns and guide you through every stage.
The Importance Of Preventive Care
Tooth decay is the most common preventable childhood disease. Around 21% of kids ages 6-11 have cavities in one of their permanent teeth, and 42% of all children between the age of 2-11 have had a cavity in one of their primary (baby) teeth.
Preventive care, such as regular oral exams and teeth cleanings, as well as treatments like dental sealants and fluoride, can protect your child’s mouth and help them avoid issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
The Benefits Of A “Dental Home”
A “dental home” is an important concept in pediatric dentistry, and it refers to the dental office where your child receives their regular oral care. Bringing your child to the same dentist for routine appointments from a young age has a number of benefits:
Your child will become familiar with the dental team, making them more comfortable with the dentist and the process of a regular appointment
Going to the dentist will seem normal and routine, and they will be less likely to develop dental anxiety in the future
Our doctors will be able to track their oral health and development over time, ensuring proper preventive care and treatment
By seeing Dr. Brock and Dr. Casas for regular six-month oral exams and teeth cleanings, you and your child can develop a relationship with our team and get personalized, quality care. Whether you’re in Houston, Webster, Clear Lake, or League City, we can’t wait to meet you and your family!
Pediatric Dentistry FAQS
Have questions about pediatric dentistry? Here are a few of the most common questions that parents ask our team:
When should my child first see the dentist? According to the ADA, your child should see the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts, or when they turn 1 year old, whichever comes first.
How often should I bring my child to the dentist? Your child should see the dentist every 6 months for an oral exam and teeth cleaning.
Are dental x-rays safe for kids? Absolutely! Dental x-rays for kids use a very low amount of radiation and they help detect even the smallest dental health issues before they become bigger problems.
What’s the difference between a family dentist and a pediatric dentist? Family dentists treat patients of all ages, while pediatric dentists focus exclusively on children, and sometimes teenagers. Pediatric dentists have 2-3 years of additional schooling in this specialty.
How can I protect my child’s teeth? Brushing twice per day and flossing once per day is the best way to protect little teeth. In addition, a proper diet low in sugars and simple starches can help prevent cavities. You should also make sure your child’s teeth are protected by mouth guards if they play contact sports.