Children’s Dentistry

General Dentistry located in El Paso and Socorro, TX
Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry services offered in El Paso and Socorro, TX

Maintaining your child’s oral health when they’re young helps reduce their risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other common dental concerns. Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, and the team at Affordable Dental Associates in El Paso and Socorro, Texas, specialize in pediatric dental care to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful as they grow. Call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about children’s dentistry.

Children’s Dentistry Q&A

What is children’s dentistry?

Children’s dentistry focuses on providing oral health care for infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. The dental team at Affordable Dental Associates encourages parents to bring their children in for a checkup as soon as their first tooth emerges. 


Early dental care helps keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy and free of plaque, a sticky type of bacteria that damages the protective enamel surrounding the teeth. Plaque causes tooth decay, also called cavities. Children’s dentistry aims to prevent plaque buildup to prevent dental decay, chips, cracks, and gum disease.

What does children’s dentistry include?


Affordable Dental Associates provides comprehensive care for children that may include:

Teeth cleanings


A teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from your child’s teeth and gums. This preventive treatment can help minimize your child’s tooth decay and gum disease risk.

Dental checkups


Also called dental exams, these preventive checkups involve checking your child’s teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth for signs of damage or decay. The team may also take digital X-rays during your child’s dental exams.

Dental sealants


A sealant is a preventive treatment that covers your child’s chewing surfaces. These thin protective coatings provide a barrier for your child’s teeth that can help prevent tooth decay.

Fluoride treatments


Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen teeth. Fluoride treatments can remineralize your child’s teeth to prevent decay and damage. Along with in-office treatments, the team may recommend investing in a fluoride rinse or toothpaste.

Oral health education


With a background in children’s dentistry, the team provides nutritional counseling, brushing and flossing tips, and oral health guidance to protect your child’s teeth and gums as they age.



Fillings are cavity treatments and restore the size of decayed teeth. The team may place metal or tooth-colored fillings depending on the location of your child’s cavity.

How often does my child need children’s dentistry?


Children should see their dentist at least twice a year for regular dental exams and teeth cleanings. These visits also allow your child to build a positive relationship with their dental team, which can relieve dental anxiety and phobias.


Call Affordable Dental Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about children’s dentistry.