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Dental Care For Teens and Adults in McKinney, TX

By age 12, your child will likely have no more baby (primary) teeth. We will evaluate your child to see if comprehensive orthodontics is necessary. Orthodontics can improve problems such as crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, and deep bite.

teen-brushingToothbrushing Guidelines:

  • Use a pea-sized amount of a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use a toothbrush with soft bristles, brush inside surfaces of all teeth first, where plaque accumulates most.
  • Angle bristles toward the gumline at a 45 degree angle. Brush gently back and forth in small circles.
  • Clean all outside surfaces of teeth. Angle bristles toward the gumline. Brush gently back and forth in small circles.
  • Place brush so bristles are on the chewing surface of the teeth. Brush gently back and forth in small circles. Lightly brush the tongue and inside the cheeks to remove bacteria and freshen breath.
  • Rinse with water and begin flossing. You may want to use a fluoride mouthwash for additional benefits.
  • Proper brushing takes at least TWO minutes! You may use a kitchen timer or a small sand timer to make sure your child brushes for the proper amount of time!
  • Make sure to brush at least twice daily!

Flossing Guidelines:

  • Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.
  • Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth.
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.
  • Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
  • You can also use pre-strung flossers instead of traditional floss!

Recommendations:

  • Continue to see your dentist every 6 months for routine check-ups and cleanings.
You can contact Showtime Smiles’ McKinney, TX office here or call us at 972-547-4443 to schedule an appointment today!
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Showtime Smiles
4271 Highlands Dr
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (972) 547-4443
Testimonials
  • All the staff are fantastic! Dr. Dan is great with our daughter. Affordable, easy to work with, an all around great experience. You won’t be disappointed!!
    —Kim Prier
  • …From the moment we walked in and my son saw his name in lights we felt at ease. Everyone, from the front desk to Dr. Dan, makes you feel like you are the most important person in the room. Dr. Dan is incredibly patient, answers every question completely, and lets me know what is going on during each appointment….The atmosphere is super upbeat, friendly and extremely clean!…
    —Jeni Alexander
  • Very happy I found Showtime Smiles for my sons braces and dental work. Dr. Gehani is a very kind and caring dentist. He is very easy going at working with you with any problems you may have...I would recommend Showtime Smiles in McKinney Texas to anyone!
    —Joyce Cook
  • Dr. Dan and his team are wonderful! I highly recommend this office if you are looking for a great Orthodontist and a great team that is very attentive to your needs for braces or kid dental.  I always appreciate the extra attention Dr. Dan gives to each of his patients... Glad we found a dentist for life for my family.
    —Dave Kothari
  • I love this place.  The dentist is great but so is the staff and the ability to watch a movie while getting your teeth cleaned is a perk....My daughter loves to go in every month to get new colors for her bands.
    —Karen Vazquez
  • I absolutely love this office.  Everyone is so professional and pleasant!!! I come here as an adult for both orthodontist and regular dental appts. I could not be happier with Dr. Dan... He truly cares about his patients, their comfort, and happiness...
    —Brooke Jones
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