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!

We Can Help

Your child will learn to love keeping their teeth clean in an environment designed for their comfort.

Services

See us for pediatric dentistry services, like:

  • Early Assessment
  • Cleanings + Exams
  • Oral Sedation
  • Fillings + Sealants
  • Pediatric Crowns
  • White Crowns
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • Pulp Therapy
  • Extractions

It doesn’t matter how old you are—going to the dentist’s office might be a little scary, but this can be especially true for children who don’t know what to expect.

If you or your child feel worried or overwhelmed, our pediatric dental team at Luv Braces and Kids Dentistry in Bee Cave help take the anxiety out of dental visits for you and your children.

Pediatric Dental Care Services

Early Assessment

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

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.

Oral Sedation

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.

X-Rays

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.

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Sealants

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.

White Crowns

If you don’t want a metal crown, your child can get a tooth-colored crown in the back instead of stainless steel.

Pulp Therapy

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.

Extractions

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.

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who has received additional training and certification to treat infants and children and children with special needs. They receive extensive training on how to treat children’s specific dental and orthodontic needs.

Pediatric dentists at Luv Braces and Kids Dentistry can help your child have a positive experience during their check-up and learn how to take care of their teeth for years to come.

Children’s dentists like Dr. Kim in Bee Cave focus on the prevention and treatment of dental disease and the overall health of the children they treat.

When Should My Child See The Pediatric Dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommend that children have a dental check-up by their first birthday and continue to see the dentist every six months.

One in three toddlers already has a cavity, even though they’re almost entirely preventable. Poor dental health can affect a child’s health, growth, speech and self-esteem.

Meet the Doctor

Kids Dentist Bee Cave
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Meet Michelle Kim, DDS

Education

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.

Experience

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.