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Your kids’ favorite pediatric dentist is right around the Greater Houston corner in the The Woodlands/Conroe area. At Signature Smiles, we understand the importance of providing the best possible pediatric dental care for children. Children who visit their pediatric dentist for the first time, or anytime for that matter, are often hesitant or nervous, and it is for this reason that we have gone above and beyond the typical pediatric dental office to ensure your kids actually look forward to visiting the dentist. We have built a custom-designed dental facility with the primary purpose of becoming not just your kid’s dentist, but your family’s dentist.

Our dental office boasts an entertainment room for kids with movies and video games, and a very inviting and comfortable sitting area for adults. For all of our patients, kids and adults alike, we have installed TVs above each dental chair so that each patient can focus on something other than their dental procedure. Our guests can choose whatever they want to watch, like cartoons, ESPN, and even movies. At the end of each child’s visit to our dental office, they can pick a toy from our treasure chest to take home. Signature Smiles is all about creating a pleasant, relaxing, and very family-friendly atmosphere.

To help promote this family atmosphere, we encourage every parent to join their child during the dental procedure. We understand the nature of children and how having a parent closeby helps them relax and feel safe.

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of the dental field dedicated to maintaining the oral health of teeth and gums during the various stages of childhood. Similar to adults, children should have routine dental cleanings, exams, and x-rays to prevent disease and decay. However, providing this type of care for children from infancy through the teen years can require specialty training and experience. Families often find that pediatric dental offices are equipped with certain tools and amenities to deliver the best experience possible for younger patients.

Why is Pediatric Dentistry Important?

Similar to connecting with a pediatrician to be a child’s primary health physician, a pediatric dentist can offer the unique care, patience, and qualified training specific to pre-adolescents and adolescents.Additionally, a dental team with pediatric expertise understands the particular need to start dental education at an early age with proper resources and guidance in ways that make it more enjoyable and comfortable for younger patients. Our goal is to help children develop a positive relationship with both the dentist and at-home oral care to promote a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

What Age Should Your Child Start Visiting the Dentist?

*Typically, children should have an initial pediatric dentist appointment when their first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday, as recommended by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. During the first appointment, the pediatric dentist or hygienist will do a teeth cleaning and may use fluoride to prevent the formation of decay and cavities, which can begin as soon as the baby has teeth. It is also recommended for children to receive check-ups every six months thereafter, but this may vary depending on each individual child’s oral health needs.

What Pediatric Dentistry Treatments Are Available?

Our pediatric dentists offer a broad range of treatments tailored to children in our custom-designed dental facility, including:

Routine Dental Care and Cleanings

As part of ongoing comprehensive pediatric dental care, our dentists and hygienists are highly trained and skilled in providing baby dental exams, kids dental exams, and teeth cleanings for all ages with fluoride treatments (may be optional).


When most people think about orthodontics, they tend to imagine braces or Invisalign® . However, phase 1 orthodontics is a set of treatments designed to help assess bite and jaw development in children below the age of ten. Investment in early orthodontic care can help promote healthy development while also potentially saving time and money on orthodontics treatments later on.

Kinder Crowns

There may be times when a child’s baby tooth is too damaged for a dental filling to repair and additional protection is needed. Our practice offers tooth-colored kinder krowns to restore your child’s oral health with a less visible dental material so they may smile with confidence

TMJ Disorder (TMD)

Issues with the temporomandibular joint can affect children as well, causing discomfort or pain and trouble chewing and speaking. Our team can tend to the pediatric needs of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) to help treat and manage this condition for your child.

Dental Emergencies

Pediatric dental emergencies such as chipped, fractured, or knocked-out teeth and toothaches may require urgent care to prevent long-term issues. Our pediatric dentists do their best to prioritize these treatments and provide advice for how to address any possible issues at home.

When she leaves, she is smiling. She leaves here happy with tons of toys and goodies. She loves coming here. It means a lot to have a place that is comfortable for her.

Misty’s Parent

Why Choose Signature Smiles For Your Child’s Dental Care?

Signature Smiles was designed with pediatric dentistry at the forefront of our minds. Our pediatric dentists and dental staff understand how important it is for children to have positive experiences at the dentist office. We know that if they have positive and fun experiences while they are young, then they are more likely to continue visiting their dentist and maintaining pristine oral health for the rest of their lives.

At Signature Smiles, we believe that every dental appointment should be a fun and memorable experience. We want every child to want to come to our dental office in the Woodlands/Conroe area, which is why we’ve done all we can to ensure they have a good time. We have created a special room for kids of all ages where they can play video games or watch movies. This room is right next to the lobby so parents can always be close to their child throughout the entire appointment. In fact, we always ask the parent to accompany their child during the dental procedure so that the child will have a familiar face close to them.

More often than not, children aren’t exactly clamoring to visit anyone in the medical community, including dentists. For this reason, we provide sedation dentistry for kids who may be nervous or scared so that they can be relaxed and our dental staff can best perform the dental procedure. Our primary goal is to ensure that every patient, young and old, have a positive and enjoyable experience during their time at Signature Smiles.

Also during the procedure, every dental station has a TV above the dental chair so kids can watch their favorite program or movie, which keeps their minds occupied on something other than dentistry. After the dental procedure, kids are able to dig through our treasure of goodies and toys to find their favorite item and take it home with them. It is just a small token of our appreciation and a friendly way for kids to always remember us.

Medical References for Pediatric Dentistry:

*ADA: Your Baby’s First Dental Visit

*AAPD: Parent FAQs

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