Pediatric Dentistry near Dallas, TX
TMJ Plus Wellness Center provides pediatric dentistry services in Grapevine, TX. We welcome patients from throughout the greater Dallas area. Call us at 817-481-6888 to schedule an appointment.
Tongue and Lip Tie/Speech Problems
Tongue and Lip Tie Releases are simple surgical procedures that can release the connection of the “frenum,” a connective muscle between two tissues, to help children who are experiencing limitations of their mouth, lips and tongue that cause problems such as speech problems, difficulty eating or chewing, or even sleep disruption.
What are signs of a tongue or lip restriction?
Signs include dry lips, narrow mouth, snoring, speech problems, toe walking, ADHD or other behavioral issues, or even dark circles under the eyes. Another signal of restriction is that your child is not able to stick their tongue out past their lips in any direction, and they are not able to raise their tongue up to the roof of their mouth while keeping their mouth open wide.
Learn more about treating a tongue or lip restriction
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation / Digital Radiographs
An oral evaluation is recommended every six (6) months to prevent cavities and other dental problems. Dental X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool used to identify decay, extra teeth, bone defects, tumors, cysts and check the progress of previous procedures.
Holistic cleanings help keep gums healthy and teeth cavity-free. A dental cleaning includes removal of tartar and plaque and polishing of the teeth to remove stains and prevent further buildup of plaque.
Dental sealants are made of a safe resin material which is applied to the surfaces of teeth (commonly permanent molars) to prevent cavities. The sealant material fills in the crevices of a tooth and “seals” off the tooth from cavity-causing agents like food and plaque. The teeth are prepared for the sealant application and the sealant is painted directly onto the chewing surface of each tooth and then hardens. Sealants are applied in one visit.