Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Davette Johnson-Harris, DDS -  - Pediatric Dentistry

Lakewood Kids Dentistry

Davette Johnson-Harris, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry serving patients in North West Houston and surrounding areas

Finding the right pediatric dentistry provider sets your child up for a lifetime of oral health. At Lakewood Kids Dentistry in Houston, the warm, welcoming office of Davette Johnson-Harris, DDS, offers kids of all ages the oral care they need with the personalized attention they deserve. To learn more about the pediatric dentistry available at Lakewood Kids Dentistry, call the office or schedule your child’s appointment online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

A pediatric dentist specializes in caring for kids’ teeth and mouths. The right pediatric dentist helps your child during their transition from baby teeth to adult teeth, teaches them about healthy oral habits, and helps them keep their teeth and mouth clean and healthy over time. 

While most general dentists are comfortable treating children, their patient base is diverse. Dr. Johnson-Harris, on the other hand, focuses all of her attention on — and has spent years building extensive expertise in — patients under the age of 18. 

She specializes in treating kids of all ages and because she frequently works with patients with baby teeth, she’s perfectly positioned to help keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy throughout their younger years. 

What can my child expect during dentist appointments?

Dr. Johnson-Harris provides customized dental care to meet your child’s needs. However, in general, they can expect:

  • Friendly, gentle dental care
  • A visual exam of their teeth, gums, jaw, lips, and throat
  • Professional cleaning and polishing 
  • Child-friendly explanations of what to expect during different parts of the appointment

Dr. Johnson-Harris and her team understand that many children feel apprehensive about the dentist. They use easy-to-understand language to explain what they’re doing to your child. They also let your child touch the equipment and tools before using them to help your child feel confident about their dental care. 

What do I do if my child hates going to the dentist?

Dr. Johnson-Harris specializes in treating patients with behavior issues. If the dentist’s office is a challenge for you and your son or daughter, don’t worry. Dr. Johnson-Harris and her team are not only accustomed to serving patients who act out at the dentist, but they pride themselves on building a relationship with that patient. 

Over time, as your son or daughter feels more comfortable at Lakewood Kids Dentistry, behavior issues are minimized. 

Are there benefits of choosing pediatric dentistry for my child?

Beyond picking an office where the entire team is dedicated to helping your child feel comfortable, choosing pediatric dentistry helps your child build healthy oral habits for life. Dr. Johnson-Harris’s focus is on preventive care. She works to identify any potential problems as early as possible. 

That way, she can deliver treatment when it will be most effective and the least impactful on your son or daughter. 

What’s more, she ensures her patients get the oral health education they need to continue that preventive care at home. She takes time with each child in her office to teach them about good oral hygiene habits and why they matter for long-term health. 

To learn more about the dedicated pediatric dentistry available at Lakewood Kids Dentistry, call their office or schedule your appointment online today.