We’re well into August, and children across Waco are getting ready to go back to school on August 22. One nonprofit is helping a few local children prepare for the new school year with fresh haircuts and school supplies. There’s one other thing to check off the back-to-school list — a checkup and cleaning with Dr. Rick Cofer, the dentist in Waco TX! Schedule one for your child at Premier Family Dental and help her start the school year off right.
August 15, 2016
July 20, 2016
Is there anything more heartwarming that your baby’s tiny smile looking up at you? Probably not. And you know that your child needs to see the dentist in order to have a healthy mouth and smile. But you may be asking yourself questions like “At what age should my baby see the dentist?” “What happens at the first appointment?” “How can I prepare my child?” Waco children’s dentist Dr. Rick Cofer is here to answer those questions and more.
June 9, 2016
As parents, you have a strong instinct to protect your children. As dental professionals, Dr. Cofer and his team want to protect their teeth from decay. In doing so, we can better ensure their dental and oral health. For this reason, we offer special treatments beyond the cleaning and exam that happens at six-month dental checkups. The children’s dentist in Waco, TX uses dental sealants to help your children have healthy and strong smiles for years to come.
February 4, 2016
This February is National Children’s Dental Month, which brings dental professionals and families together to promote the oral health of children. As a Waco family dentist, we proudly support National Children’s Dental Month and want to help you ensure your child’s smile and teeth stay as healthy as possible. One of the biggest factors that influence a child’s oral health are the effects of sugar. We’re here as a dentist in Lorena to help you combat the impact of sugar on teeth.
January 4, 2016
Choosing a family dental practice in Waco may seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, but selecting the right practice for your specific dental needs may be easier than you think. Before diving in head first, review our tips for finding the right dental practice to meet the needs of your family for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.
October 12, 2015
Trick or treat! Yep, it’s that time of year again when your favorite ghosts, goblins and super heroes will be bringing home sweet loot. And while Dr. Rick Cofer and the team at Premier Family Dental in Waco, TX, don’t want to spoil the fun, we also don’t want cavities to spoil your children’s smiles. As the children’s dentist Waco residents rely on, Dr. Cofer wants you to know that there are things you can do to help your children avoid tooth decay even while they enjoy the collection of candy and other goodies they receive on Halloween.
September 2, 2015
As parents, we’re always busy. There’s a band concert tomorrow, a basketball game on Friday and doesn’t it seem like there’s a big math or English test every single day? We have tons of responsibilities in parenting, and in the midst of it all, other things can slip by. For example, your child’s teeth — when was the last time he or she visited the dentist? And are you sure they’re getting brushed (and flossed!) properly, two times a day? These may seem like minor details in the midst of everything else going on, but your Waco dentist is here to remind you that your child’s oral health should be one of your top priorities.
August 5, 2015
Summer is a glorious time for everyone. The kids are out of school, sports activities have calmed down and now all that’s left to do is take in the last few weeks or summer’s rays. Before you know it, it’ll be time to pack the kids’ lunches and send them off to school. They’ve had quite the summer vacation, but now it’s time to start getting them in the dental routine once again. A new school year offers many new challenges for your little one’s smile, and being proactive about their dental health is one of the best courses of action you can take to keep their smiles happy throughout the year. Dr. Cofer is a Waco dentist who cares about your children’s oral health as he would his own kids. We preach a family atmosphere and genuinely care about each one of our patient’s and their oral situation. Our office in Waco, TX is happy to offer these end-of-summer dental tips so you can spend less time in our dental chair and more time enjoying the closing moments of that summer-lovin’ feeling.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Schedule Your Child’s Pediatric Dental Care Visit Today
February 10, 2015
Celebrate your child’s healthy smile with a pediatric dental checkup and cleaning at Premier Family Dental. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The observance actually began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1941. The month long observance we know today as National Children’s Dental Health Month was established in 1981. The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness and focus attention upon the epidemic of childhood tooth decay, a condition that is almost always preventable. Help us recognize the importance of maintaining good dental health in childhood, and schedule a pediatric dental care appointment for your child with Dr. Cofer and Premier Family Dental today. Dr. Cofer is an experienced family dentist, now proudly serving patients of all ages throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the surrounding communities.
Pediatric Dental Care from Your Waco Family Dentist
We strive to provide the preventive dental services your child needs to maintain a healthy smile. In additional to dental checkups and cleanings we can also provide tooth strengthening fluoride treatments and dental sealants. If your drinking water is not fluoridated, fluoride treatments may be needed to preserve your child’s healthy enamel. Dental sealants are thin, plastic protective barriers that can cover the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, effectively protecting your child from the ravages of early tooth decay.
Pediatric Dental Care at Home: Children’s Tooth Brushing Tips
- Choose a small, child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste for your child to use.
- Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste when your child turns 3 years old.
- Brush your child’s teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time.
- Replace your child’s toothbrush every 3 or 4 months.
- Start flossing your child’s teeth once a day as soon as two teeth emerge that touch.
Waco Pediatric Dental Care Appointments
You can keep your child happy and smiling this year, and every year, with regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings. Schedule the pediatric dental care appointment your child needs with Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today. Dr. Cofer is a highly qualified Waco family dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the neighboring cities.
April 30, 2014
Many parents may find it difficult to make oral care exciting and fun for their children. Getting your child to brush their teeth may be a hassle, every morning and night being a feat to overcome. Although some parents have come up with creative ways to make sure brushing teeth is fun, some parents still may be wondering how they can get their children to be excited about good oral care. Dr. Rick Cofer is an avid believer in establishing good oral care routines early on, and we have some suggestions for parents who want to make brushing teeth time into fun time!
One of the things parents can do to make brushing teeth time fun for their children is to join them in the fun! Brush your teeth with your children, and it will become a wonderful bonding moment between you. Show your child how you brush your teeth, and let them mimic you. Fun toothbrushes are also a wonderful way to make oral care fun! If your child has a favorite cartoon movie or superhero, having their toothbrushes match is a wonderful way to get them excited about brushing their teeth.
Another great way to get kids excited about brushing their teeth is to have tasty toothpaste! There are many flavors of toothpastes made especially for children, helping them enjoy the experience much, much more. Making up a song is another wonderful way to get children excited about brushing their teeth. Kids usually respond more to song rather than words, so making the experience a fun, musical one is definitely a way to get the on the right track of wanting to take care of their smile. No matter how you choose to make brushing teeth a fun experience, make sure your child’s smile is the top priority, and accomplishing great oral care will be a breeze!
Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena, and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.