Pediatric dentistry focuses on the unique oral health needs of kids, including infants, toddlers, and teens. A dentist skilled in childhood oral health issues can ensure that your child receives the most appropriate care necessary for establishing a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, plus they can be instrumental in preventing dental anxiety. As a leading pediatric dentist in Frisco, Texas, Catherine Koo, DDS, has significant experience in pediatric dentistry, offering custom treatment solutions for kids of all ages at Dentistry In Frisco.
Childhood and adolescence are times of very rapid growth and development, and to keep things on track and help prevent serious issues as a child grows into adulthood, it’s important to see a dentist who understands these issues and knows how to spot -- and treat -- them in their earliest stages. Dentists who offer pediatric dental care services are skilled in the techniques used to identify emerging issues and in applying the most innovative solutions to help kids’ teeth and mouths develop properly.
Children should see the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings, just like adults. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children visit the dentist by the time they’re a year old. Early and regular office visits help Dr. Koo identify problems in their earliest stages so a preventive and corrective treatment plan can be developed; regular visits also help kids accept dental care as part of the normal routine of life, which in turn helps decrease their anxiety. Early routine visits are instrumental in preventing cavities and the drilling that goes along with their treatment.
Pediatric dental checkups begin with a review of any symptoms the child may be having and a quick visual exam of the teeth. Then, Dr. Koo or one of her hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning, taking care to clean the surfaces of every tooth, including the areas along the gums and between teeth. During the cleaning, the hygienist will look for areas where at-home brushing and flossing are missing, providing tips and hands-on guidance to help children take better care of their teeth between visits.
Dental X-rays may be taken during the appointment to provide a view of the developing adult teeth below the gums as well as the roots of the teeth and underlying jawbone. Then, Dr. Koo will check each tooth for signs of decay and other issues that need to be addressed. Finally, fluoride treatments or dental sealants may be administered to help strengthen and protect teeth from decay. At the end of the visit, Dr. Koo will discuss recommended treatment strategies and answer any questions the child or parent may have.
"Dr. Koo made me feel at ease and I am so happy my family of 5 has found her here in Frisco. She is compassionate and explains everything very thoroughly."
"My appointment started on time, the staff was amazing, and I had a great cleaning experience! Definitely recommend."
"Dr. Koo has been our family dentist for 10+ years now, and we highly recommend her services for all dental needs."
"Dr. Koo pays very close attention to every oral detail and is thorough, professional, and gentle with her care. The staff is extremely well-educated and sincere."
"She takes no shortcuts when it comes to making sure her patients are comfortable and as pain-free as possible."
These ladies are great. Quick and painless. Wonderful work !!
I have had very good results with Dr Koo. I think the staff does an excellent job!! I am very impressed with all my dental needs! I am glad I came to Dr Koo!!
Dr. Koo is professional and knowledgeable. Family friendly waiting room with friendly staff is an added bonus. Highly recommend.
Professional and caring staff
Just had a checkup with Dr. Koo. Needed 3 fillings. Dr. Koo knocked them out in no time with no pain. Excellent job as always. Very thorough and professional.
Everyone very friendly and very clean. Highly recommended!
Always a good result with a visit to Dr. Koo. She is thorough, honest about the condition of my teeth, and provided a detailed explanation of her services and my needs. D
Super sweet and friendly staff, dentist is detailed and attentive!!
I absolutely love this place. Dr Koo and her staff are great. Dr Koo is the best dentist our family has ever had.
I went to Dr. Koo after a rough visit in a doc in the box. She made me feel very comfortable and showed me photos of my teeth and explained my situation with my teeth.