Healthy, Happy Smiles Start Here
Why Fort Worth Loves Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics
Enjoy a Lifetime of Great Oral Health
Why Prevention Matters
Our skilled dental hygienists gently clean away the pesky plaque and tartar. This is essential, as these culprits can lead to cavities and gum disease. By maintaining regular cleanings, we ensure a sparkling smile for your child.
Every little ninja deserves a meticulous inspection of their oral fortress! Our dental team checks for any early signs of cavities, gum disease, and other oral concerns. Early detection means swift action, ensuring minor problems don’t escalate.
With state-of-the-art X-ray technology, we dive beneath the surface. These images help us spot any hidden concerns and ensure everything is in top-notch condition.
Preparing Your Young Warrior for the Dental Journey
Familiarize Them with the Environment
Talk about the dentist as a friend who helps keep their teeth clean and shiny. Maybe even play "dentist" at home with stuffed animals!
Share positive dental experiences and perhaps read them a children’s book about visiting the dentist.
Visit Coco Puff
Our adorable dragon mascot, Coco Puff, is an instant hit with the kids. Let your child know they’ll be helping us keep Coco Puff’s teeth clean too!
Prevention is More Than Just a Checkup
It’s an ongoing mission, a partnership. While our dental ninjas are always here with their tools and expertise, the true magic happens at home. Establishing daily habits of brushing and flossing is crucial. And parents, don’t worry! We're here with fun brushing tips, tricks, and reminders to ensure the mission continues seamlessly at home.
Benefits for the Youngest Ninjas
The early bird catches the worm, and the earliest ninjas get the perks! For all the tiny tots under 3, we're thrilled to offer complimentary checkups, cleanings, and X-rays. Without insurance worries, it’s our little gift to ensure their dental journey starts strong.
Your Dental Partner in Fort Worth, TX
At Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics, we're not just a dental clinic. We're your family's partner in ensuring a lifetime of radiant smiles. From toddlers to teens, our care extends beyond procedures. It’s about forming bonds, understanding individual needs, and creating memorable experiences. With a blend of top-tier expertise, compassion, and a dash of fun, we're here to create healthy smiles for life.
Say Hello to Our Friendly Smile Team
A True No-Judgment Zone
A Commitment to Fort Worth
Why Choose Smile Ninja
Dental & Orthodontics?
Affordable Dental Care
A Team Who Cares
Flexible Scheduling Options
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a checkup if I eat healthy?
It's great to eat healthy, whole foods but what we often see is that some healthy foods can still cause problems with teeth. A few examples are apples and oranges because they have natural sugars and some can be acidic and harmful if too much is eaten. Especially if left on teeth too long without brushing, they can then become a source of decay. Another bad habit we see in toddlers often is milk being kept in the mouth for extended periods of time. Milk also contains natural sugars, and if a baby is constantly sipping, it can damage the teeth. Too much of anything can be harmful and it's important to get check-ups regularly so that your doctor can go over any signs of decay they may see.
It's not just candy or sweets that can cause cavities! The best solution would be maintaining a regular and thorough brushing and flossing routine. We don't discourage sweet treats, but will always recommend proper oral hygiene steps be taken after they are consumed.
What is a dental checkup?
A dental checkup is a routine examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth by a dentist to ensure your oral health is in good condition. It often includes teeth cleaning, a dental exam, and X-rays.
How often should my child have a dental checkup?
We recommend a checkup every six months to help your child achieve and maintain great oral health. However, children with specific dental issues or health conditions might need more frequent visits.
How long does a checkup usually take?
A typical dental checkup, including cleaning, lasts between 30 minutes to an hour.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Yes, dental X-rays are safe. The radiation exposure is minimal, especially with modern digital X-rays, which emit a very low dose of radiation.
Why is teeth cleaning necessary?
Teeth cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing might miss. This helps prevent cavities and gum disease.
Will the checkup be painful?
Dental checkups are generally pain-free. If any discomfort is anticipated, the dentist will use local anesthesia or laughing gas to ensure the patient's comfort.
How should I prepare for my dental checkup?
Brush and floss your teeth before the appointment. If it's your first visit, bring any past dental records or X-rays, and have a list of medications you're currently taking.
What if I haven't been to the dentist in a long time?
It's never too late to start prioritizing your oral health. Inform your dentist about the duration since your last visit, and they'll provide guidance on the next steps.
Are dental checkups necessary even if I have no dental issues?
Absolutely! Regular checkups can prevent potential problems, ensuring your oral health remains in top condition.
How can I ease my child's anxiety about their dental checkup?
Talk to them about what to expect, make the visit sound positive, and consider scheduling a pre-visit to familiarize them with the dental office. Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics places emphasis on creating a fun, child-friendly environment to ensure kids feel at ease during their visits.
What should I do between dental checkups?
Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, using mouthwash, and adopting a balanced diet. If you notice any dental issues, contact your dentist promptly.