The most important thing you can do for children’s oral health is teaching them the habits they need to carry through with them for the rest of their life. Brushing their teeth morning and night every single day and starting off dental visits as early as possible can help set them up for future success and healthy habits. It's also important to be consistent so it’s something they are used to and a part of their routine.

For children under the age of 5, the most important part of professional oral care is getting them in the office, helping them feel comfortable in the chair, cleaning their teeth while showing them how everything works and educating their families. We screen children at a young age for missing teeth or extra teeth and any issues we see as potential future needs or issues. The sooner we can identify the risk of any problems the less invasive the treatment usually needs to be.


Children Aged 5-11 with Decay

1 in 5

School Hours Lost Per Year for Dental Problems

51 Mil

Children Aged 12-19 with Decay

1 in 7

How to prepare your child for the first dental visit:

-Talk to them about what’s going to happen
-Talk positively about the dentist in general and especially just before their appointments
-Read books that are age appropriate or about their favorite characters going to the dentist can help normalize the experience and make them feel more comfortable

If your child's teeth have erupted and they haven't been to the dentist yet, it's probably time to schedule an appointment and start helping them get comfortable with the experience of professional care for their mouths. If you're ready to schedule their first appointment or it's simply time for their bi-annual visit, give us a call today.

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A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS

The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.