Pediatric dental care is quite different from adult care, with attributes including age, personality, and cognitive development. Going to the dental office for the first time can be an extraordinary experience for children. This is where pediatric dentistry strives to make that experience as positive as possible and minimize their feelings of anxiety. Also vital is encouraging good oral hygiene from a young age establishing habits that will promote good dental health for life.
At Kids & Adult Dental Care, we advise parents to introduce their children to professional dental care from the age of three. This can be done by bringing your child along for your dental appointment and letting them watch your teeth cleanings, or bringing them to their appointment in which their baby teeth are cleaned and polished with a soft brush.
First Visit to the Dentist
As pediatric dentists, we focus on children's dental needs and ensure your child will enjoy their visit. We will make this initial visit a positive, educational, and happy experience so that your child will not feel any anxiety in the future.
If your child is more prone to tooth decay, we recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride gel is applied to the tooth surfaces after teeth cleaning. This naturally occurring substance helps strengthen teeth against the bacteria that form plaque and cause tooth decay.
If your child has deep grooves on biting surfaces, we recommend dental sealants. When applied to the teeth' chewing surface, sealants help prevent the accumulation of food debris and bacteria.
A child's adult teeth appear around the age of nine or ten, and this is when some developmental problems of their oral structures may require special attention. It is the age at which we suggest you book your child for an assessment by a specialist orthodontist.
We follow a proactive approach and prevent the need for orthodontic treatment later on or rectify the situation with minor therapies. The conditions we usually look for and address in early childhood are tooth eruption, severe overcrowding, cross-bites, jawbone developmental issues, snoring, and thumb sucking.
As we all know, active children of any age can find themselves in numerous situations where a tooth can get chipped or knocked out. As parents, it is customary to panic, but fortunately, it is still possible to save the tooth if prompt action is taken. Our pediatric dentists will care for your child's dental needs as if they were our own.
If you want to schedule an appointment with a children's dentist, visit our Kids & Adult Dental Care offices in Franklin and Indianapolis. You can also reach us at (317)560-5556 & (317)991-4725.