Bee Cave Pediatric Dentist
Kid Friendly Dental Care
Give your child a happy, healthy smile. At Luv Braces and Kids Dentistry in Bee Cave, we welcome your infants, children, and teens!
Pediatric Dental Care Services
Starting your child’s dental care early in Bee Cave will help detect risks and evaluate the treatment that may be necessary to keep up with their proper dental health.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Luv Braces and Kids Dentistry both recommend scheduling your child’s first dental appointment by their first birthday.
Cleanings remove mineralized plaque that may not have been removed through home brushing.
Afterward, a thorough exam will be performed to discuss hygiene, examine the mouth visually and review X-rays.
If your child feels nervous about going to the dentist, we can relieve their anxiety by using oral sedation.
Oral sedation is a way we can use medicine in our office to help your child feel calm and relaxed without falling sound asleep.
Regularly scheduled X-rays allow us to find issues that can’t be seen by an exam alone.
The frequency of X-rays depends on your child’s oral health, their risk for dental disease, and their developmental stage.
A sealant is a clear or tooth-colored protective coating, which protects the grooves on the back teeth that may be hard to clean.
We use a filling is used to restore a tooth that may be damaged by decay or trauma. Sealants help to stop the need for fillings in the future.
If you don’t want a metal crown, your child can get a tooth-colored crown in the back instead of stainless steel.
The pulp of the tooth is the inner, central core of the tooth and contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The purpose of pulp therapy is to maintain the nerves in a tooth.
The diseased pulp tissue is completely removed from both the crown and root. The canals are cleaned, disinfected and filled with a resorb-able material.
There are multiple reasons why your child might need a tooth extraction at Luv Braces and Kids Dentistry.
It depends on your child's age and health, but we can make your child more comfortable and extract their tooth at using of local anesthetic or together with a type of sedation.
Meet the Doctor
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
Meet Michelle Kim, DDS
Dr. Michelle Kim is a native New Yorker and received her bachelor's degree from the prestigious Cornell University. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at New York University and stayed at NYU for an additional two years to receive her specialty training in pediatric dentistry.
While at NYU, Dr. Kim received extensive training in preventive and restorative dentistry, oral conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, and management of medically complex patients. Through the NYU Global Outreach Program, Dr. Kim has been able to travel internationally to places such as Grenada and Nicaragua to provide treatment to children in need.
Dr. Kim is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also an active member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.
Putting Your Child First
Dr. Kim understands that every child is unique and is committed to personalizing your child's care to create a fun, positive, and caring environment. She’s passionate about educating your child to help create happy and healthy smiles that last a lifetime.
Outside of the Office
Dr. Kim loves traveling abroad, trying new restaurants, pilates, tennis, and spending time with her friends and family. She loves exploring Austin with her husband and daughter and is glad to now call Austin home.