When it comes to your child’s dental health, it’s never too early to instill good dental hygiene habits to ensure their baby and adult teeth will be healthy, strong, decay-free — and beautiful. Since 2012, Dr. Shilpa Chandiwal and her team at Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry have served the community to “Build a Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles,” placing an emphasis on educating parents and young children about the habits they can establish to build healthy teeth and gums — for life. It’s no wonder they were selected by Living readers as Best Pediatric Dentist for Fort Bend County.
Keisha S. had a lot to say about her experience at Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry. “I absolutely love this place. After having a not-so-good experience with my kids at (another practice), Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry was a breath of fresh air. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, and they took such good care of my kids while they were getting dental work done. Going to the dentist is never fun for kids but my kids actually enjoyed the experience. Thank you Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry!”
Keisha is just one of thousands of grateful parents who are eager to share their positive experience with this home-grown pediatric dental practice. Riqisha R. had this to add: “I’ve been coming here for over eight years. Dr. Chandiwal has taken care of all four of my children. The waiting room is kid-friendly with a movie room and iPads. They are prompt with appointments. All the rooms have TVs which are great to distract the kids while they’re getting their teeth worked on. The doctors and staff are very friendly. The front desk girls are very efficient. This place is topnotch.”
The team at Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry loves kids and enjoys being a part of so many local families — and the feeling is mutual. Since 2012, founding pediatric dentist Dr. Shilpa Chandiwal and her team have cared for the children of families giving them the best possible start to their lifelong oral-health journey.
As those kids have grown, so has the practice. Over the years, Dr. Hurd, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Joiner have joined the Healthy Teeth team. Staff at Healthy Teeth have been carefully hand-selected. They place patient care and parent education at the heart of what they do. “The practice is also a second home for all of us working at Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry,” says Dr. Shilpa.
“We love being a part of this community,” says Dr. Shilpa. “Our patients deserve one-on-one attention. We love getting to know each and every one of our patients and their families. As parents ourselves, we understand that going to the dentist can be stressful for kids, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our goal is to see an entire generation grow up looking forward to going to the dentist.”
“Parents will attest that we’ve succeeded in the goal of making a dentist visit enjoyable,” says Dr. Shilpa. “In fact, Ashley R. wrote in an online review that she happily drives 30 minutes to our practice because her daughter likes it so much.”
Many of the young families who find their way to Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry have been referred by their general dentist. The entire office — from smiling front-desk staff to colorful paintings on the walls, from TVs in operatories to the gentle and kind dental staff — was designed to put young children at ease and make their dental experience fun and care-free.
Team of Professionals
Dr. Shilpa, Dr. Hurd, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Joiner collaborate with each other, so patients get the benefit of a second — and third — opinion within the same practice. The office vibe not only gives a wonderful experience for the patients, but for the staff as well. “We want our staff to feel at home,” says Dr. Shilpa. “These are the people who care for our young patients and make their visit pleasant and enjoyable as well.”
Dr. Shilpa recommends seeing a pediatric dentist, around age one or when the first tooth appears. She counsels parents about teething pain, pacifier use, oral habits and establishing a good bedtime routine. She spends time discussing proper brushing and flossing techniques, the importance of cleanings and checkups, how to choose a tooth-friendly diet, and even what kind of toothbrush and toothpaste to use.
Dr. Shilpa continues that relationship with her young patients as they grow. Her gentle bedside manner makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience. To provide optimal care the practice provides nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, IV sedation, and hospital dentistry as well. The practice is equipped with the latest dental technology, such as digital X-rays, digital scanners and pain-free lasers. From routine dental checkups to orthodontics, frenectomy, and white aesthetic crowns, Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry offers everything needed to help your child build a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Meet Dr. Shilpa Chandiwal
When not in the practice, Dr. Shilpa enjoys time with her two children and her husband, Dr. Amito Chandiwal, who serves as chief of staff at Houston Methodist West Hospital. She stays busy keeping up with her son’s taekwondo, tennis, and guitar lessons and her daughter’s piano and gymnastics. “Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry was my dream, and I couldn’t have done it without the support and love of my family,” says Dr. Shilpa. “They are my biggest fans!”
In her free time, Dr. Shilpa enjoys cooking and traveling. She’s an avid supporter of local schools, sports teams, and nonprofits like Magic School Bus and Pratham USA, which support education of kids in India. Find out more at HealthyTeethPediatricDentistry.com.
“ Choosing a pediatric dentist is not an easy task for the parents. A good pediatric dentist is not only well versed in diagnosis, age appropriate treatment planning and all pediatric dental procedures but also understands the emotional and psychological aspects of your child’s development.”
– Shilpa Chandiwal, DDS
Two locations to serve you
167 Citadel Way
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
5300 Ranch Point Drive
Katy, Texas 77494