Dr. Ritchie & Pediatric Patient at Tyler Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Services in Tyler, TX

Good oral hygiene is as important for children as it is for adults. The problem, however, is that many parents don’t know how to care for their children’s teeth during the early stages of development or they simply wait too long to take their child to a pediatric dentist for early oral examination. While most parents know brushing is essential, many are unsure of where to start. At, Tyler Pediatric Dentistry, we are here to answer these questions and help you achieve only the best oral hygiene for your child.

Why Children’s Dental Health Is Important

In the United States, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease despite being almost entirely preventable. Childrens dental health is important because poor oral health in children has been shown to be associated with poor school performance, poor social relationships, and lower success later in life.

One of the most important factors is to instill healthy oral habits at a young age. Good oral habits are important for a healthy mouth as the effects of these habits can last a lifetime. We believe that prevention is the best cure and by building a strong foundation for your child’s oral health, many issues can be avoided. 

When Should I Take My Child To The Dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states that your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. This is because tooth decay is possible as soon as your child starts to develop teeth. Acids can form when liquids, foods, or drinks containing artificial or natural sugars mix with the bacteria in the mouth. These acids can cause damage to the outer layer of teeth over time if they are combined. Early oral examination and treatment helps to prevent this and allows for early detection and prevention of tooth decay.

Our Pediatric Dental Treatments

Our dental treatments are used to maintain, restore and strengthen your child’s smile. If your child suffers from pain caused by decay or other health conditions, we offer conservative solutions to protect and preserve natural teeth.

Preventive Dentistry

Dental Hygiene Education

Space Maintenance

Composite Fillings


Pulpal Therapy


Additional Support

We offer safe, effective sedation dentistry options to benefit our patients, when appropriate. We provide guidance in cases involving dental trauma or emergencies, and will arrange to see your child as soon as possible.

Sedation Dentistry
Dental Trauma/Emergency


We use state-of-the-art technologies to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and comfort. Our dental equipment is safe, effective, and well-maintained.