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Pediatric Dentistry

Is Flouride Healthy for my Child's teeth?

In today's social media world, Facebook or the Internet will tell you science says this or that. ALL science and I say ALL science says that fluoride on HEALTHY doses help your child's teeth. Healthy means a minimal dose of fluoride less than a few grains of sugar are exposed to your kid's teeth and not so much to your body. If your child cannot spit out then we do not recommend fluoride toothpaste. Our Signature Smiles Houston Dental office has fluoride free toothpaste for our baby visits and we have prescription strength fluoride free toothpaste for your teenagers.

Baby Tooth Decay

At Signature Smiles, our kids dentist believes that maintaining the health of primary (baby) teeth is exceptionally important.  Although baby teeth will eventually be replaced, they fulfill several crucial functions in the meantime.

Baby teeth aid enunciation and speech production, help a child chew food correctly, maintain space for adult teeth, and prevent the tongue from posturing abnormally in the mouth.  When baby teeth are lost prematurely, adjacent teeth shift to fill the gap, causing impacted adult teeth and the potential need for orthodontic treatment.  This phenomenon can lead to impacted adult teeth, years of orthodontic treatment, and a poor aesthetic result.

Dental Insurance Accepted

Our office takes most PDP, DPPO & PPO dental insurances. Signature Smiles is also a Pediatric Medicaid Dentist.
Our in-network short list includes:
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield CareCredit
  • Cigna
  • Connection Dental Dearborn
  • Delta
  • DenteMax
  • Dentaquest PPO
  • Dentaquest and MCNA
  • GEHA
  • Healthspring
  • Humana
  • Lincoln
  • Metlife
  • Principal
  • Sun Life
  • Superior
  • Tmhp
  • Tricare
  • United
  • United Concordia
  • UMR Children's dental
  • Medicaid Children's CHIP
  • many more PPO insurances.

DOCPAY

We are happy to offer DOCPAY interest free payment plans to our patients. 

  • Convenient automatic monthly payments
  • No credit check required
  • No interest, no pre-payment penalties, no annual fees
  • Does not affect your credit score

DOCPAY payment plans provide an affordable, easy way to pay for healthcare services. Payments are automatically deducted from your checking account each month. Your only cost is a small transaction-processing fee for each payment. No credit approval is required and DOCPAY can be used at any participating office. Ask for DOCPAY and get off the credit merry-go-round. (Learn more at www.docpay.com/patient). 

DOCPAY Patient site