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Nurturing Young, Healthy Smiles

The Vital Role Pediatric Dentistry Plays in Children's Health

“From the moment we walk in it feels like we’re being greeted by family,” a Google reviewer expressed. There is no shortage of doting on Dr. Sarah Wildey and her team at Wildey Pediatric Dentistry when searching the web. Located in the heart of Dripping, close to the actual springs, Wildey Pediatric Dentistry will make a child’s eyes pop with excitement, forgetting all about the treatment at hand. Any worries are washed away by the fun aesthetic, old-school arcade games and overhead TVs at the dental chairs. Ultimately, a dental visit is not something a child willingly hops in the car for. Dr. Sarah Wildey and her team have set out to change that. 

An accounting graduate at Texas Tech University, Dr. Sarah Wildey went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where she also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Pediatric Dental department. She received her advanced pediatric training through the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a special focus on sedation and patients with special health care needs. 

A member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA), Dr. Wildey is not only passionate about her work with children but also understands the importance of staying up to date on the latest health protocols.

A mom of two, Dr. Wildey has firsthand experience helping youth. If a challenging patient situation arises, she handles it with grace and patience. Pediatric dental care may be an afterthought for some, yet it’s imperative to one’s overall health. We asked Dr. Wildey to address some frequently asked questions that come up with young patients. 

What is an ideal age to see a dentist? The AAPD guidelines say six months after their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday. This is important to receive anticipatory guidance and to monitor normal growth and development. It also helps the child get used to coming into the office and having dental checkups as a normal part of their healthcare routine. 

Are X-rays necessary for young children? Yes. We usually start taking X-rays around the age of 4 when their teeth are in contact. We check for cavities as well as bone health and normal growth and development.

Baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. They affect a child’s growth, speech and nutrition.

“It’s an honor to serve this community. I love working with children, seeing recurring families, and watching them grow.” Wildey Pediatric Dentistry is located at 400 US-290, Building B, Suite 201, Dripping Springs, TX.

Any worries are washed away by the fun aesthetic, old-school arcade games and overhead.

  • Dr. Sarah Wildey