Receiving high-quality dental treatment is just as important for children as it is for adults. We take great pride in helping our younger patients achieve excellent oral health and pediatric dental services in the community.
Pediatric Dentistry in New Albany, IN
Taking care of your teeth is one important aspect of keeping yourself healthy. Dentists will always share the same basic advice for maintaining your teeth’s excellent health and appearance: Brush and floss your teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay, pay a visit to your dentist at least twice a year, avoid using your teeth for opening or tearing things, steer clear of foods and beverages that can cause stains. Can you see we have a passion for healthy teeth?
Dental care for children, however, will be relatively different. Your trusted family dentist can explain how extra assistance and attention are required in looking after your kids’ teeth. Visiting the dental clinic — not to mention having to sit still in a chair while someone peers inside their mouth and uses different tools — can be a strange and even frightening experience for them, so it helps to find a professional who can expertly meet the needs of your whole family.
A trained and highly skilled dentist knows exactly how to put young patients at ease and make each visit to the clinic a positive one.Call to Schedule
What does pediatric dentistry include?
Pediatric dentistry includes using sealants to help prevent cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. This is a proven preventive treatment that works by applying a thin acrylic coating over the teeth and allowing it to harden, which keeps out unwanted bacteria and plaque that could otherwise harm the teeth.
Additionally, using fluoride applications to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel is extremely helpful in preventing decay. This involves applying fluoride directly to the teeth—it will bond the enamel and help keep teeth strong and healthy, it could even reverse decay.
What are the common issues of dental health in children?
Many of a kid’s dental problems are the same ones affecting adults, but as children’s teeth are still developing, untreated dental conditions can cause poor and misaligned tooth development, leading to a more serious problem as a child grows up.
Some of the most common issues with children are:
– Tooth decay
– Bad breath
– Sensitive teeth
– Gum disease
– Teeth grinding
– Canker sores
– Baby teeth-loss
– Over-retained primary teeth
– Dental Anxiety
When Do Babies Start Teething?
Babies are born with all 20 primary teeth below their gum line. On average, babies will get their first tooth anywhere from 6 to 12 months but there is no specific age when teething starts. The first teeth that usually erupt are the top and bottom front two teeth. When your baby’s first tooth comes in, they likely will have sore/tender gums, causing them to be fussier. Most children will have all of their primary teeth by the age of 3.
If your child has their first tooth or it’s nearing their first birthday, they should have their first visit to the dentist. Our experienced team of pediatric dental professionals would love to see your child for their first visit! Learn more about first visits for children and access new patient forms using the link below.
What makes Netter Family Dental different?
We provide a warm, fun, and friendly environment that will help your children relax and feel more receptive to the examinations and treatments.
We encourage parents and family members to be with their children and interact with them throughout the treatment to further strengthen the kids’ feeling of safety and security.
Our staff will carefully go through the dental evaluation and the available and recommended treatment options with the parents so that they can arrive at a fully informed decision.
Teaching children about good dental care habits can help lay down a firm foundation for excellent dental self-care as they grow older and throughout the rest of their life. This is why choosing the right dentist is important.
If you have any more questions about pediatric dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.