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Pediatric Care

At Joshua Austin, DDS & Associates, we love seeing kids. Dr. Austin is a family dentist, and has years of experience treating kids of all ages. In our child-friendly office, your little one can relax and get the dental care they need without fear, anxiety, or intimidation.

And best of all, routine pediatric care in San Antonio helps keep your child’s teeth healthy as their mouths continue to grow and develop. With our team on your side, you can be confident that your little one has a healthy mouth.

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The Benefits

Why Should My Child Receive Pediatric Care At A Young Age?

The sooner your child starts seeing a dentist, the more comfortable they will be with dentistry as they grow up. And as your child grows, your child’s dentist can track their oral health, catch potential issues like cavities early, and make sure their mouths are developing properly.

Seeing a dentist from a young age also helps reinforce the importance of dentistry and dental hygiene in kids. This sets the right example as they grow, and helps them maintain a healthy smile as they become teenagers, young adults, and adults. Common pediatric dental procedures include:

  • Cleaning & Hygiene
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride

Here’s How It Works


Digital X-Rays

Most kids will get a set of digital x-rays on their first visit to our office. Our digital x-rays are 100% safe for kids, and help Dr. Austin look below the surface for hidden oral health issues.


Gentle Cleaning

After they get their set of digital x-rays, one of our dental hygienists will gently clean, polish, and floss your child’s teeth to keep them bright, shiny, and healthy.


Oral Exam

After their cleaning, Dr. Austin will review your child’s x-rays and perform an oral exam. He’ll discuss his findings with you, and let you know if he found any dental issues that need to be addressed.

Before & Afters

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers About Pediatric Care.

When Is The Right Time To Bring My Child To The Dentist?

The AAPD (American Pediatric Dental Association) recommends that kids see the dentist when they turn one year old, or whenever their first tooth comes out. 

But if your child is older, the best time to bring them to the dentist is now! The sooner your little one starts seeing the dentist, the sooner you can set them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

How Do I Prepare My Child For Their First Dental Visit?

We recommend watching some YouTube videos or reading some books about dentistry so that your child knows what to expect.

We also recommend scheduling an appointment in the morning, when your child won’t be cranky or tired and in need of a nap. Bringing along some toys or comfort items, like a favorite blanket, can also help them feel more comfortable during their visit to Joshua Austin, DDS & Associates.

What Are Some Oral Hygiene Tips For My Kiddo?

First, make sure they're old enough to brush their own teeth. Kids can usually brush properly on their own when they're coordinated enough to tie their own shoes, at about the age of 6.

Then, we recommend moving on to “family brushing.” You can brush alongside your child to set an example and show them proper brushing techniques. This also allows you to monitor them to make sure that they're brushing their teeth properly.

Got more questions?

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