Indianapolis Pediatric Dentistry
We recommend that all children have their first dental visit by age 1. Through regular check-ups, we can help prevent significant oral complications that may develop as your child ages. Our hygienists work closely to provide gentle cleanings, oral hygiene instruction and dietary counseling. Because primary teeth have the potential to decay at a more rapid pace than permanent teeth, we recommend routine dental radiographs to check areas between the teeth.
If your child is anxious, we know exactly how to help. Our patient staff will walk your child through the process step-by-step, using a tell-show-do method that helps your child understand what is going on so that they feel more comfortable.
As the permanent molars begin to erupt, their deep pits and grooves are prime locations for tooth decay to develop. Sealants are protective coatings that make it easier to clean teeth and block out cavities. They take only a few minutes to apply and no anesthesia is needed!
All children receive a fluoride treatment after their cleanings. Fluoride remineralizes the tooth enamel and helps protect against cavities. We recommend applying prescription strength fluoride after every professional cleaning to return essential nutrients to your child’s smile.
If your child is active in sports or athletics, they may be one of the thousands of children that experience a dental emergency each year. Our mouth guards help protect your child’s teeth against fractures. Not only that, but professionally fitted guards can also prevent concussions during an injury.
Our family friendly staff and flexible appointment times are perfect for busy families like yours. Call us today to set up a visit for your children.