Pediatric Dental Patients

One of the longest-lasting benefits of a healthy smile during childhood is that it sets the foundation for a healthy self-image. Remember what it was like trying to make friends as a child and teenager? We strongly believe kids deserve healthy and attractive smiles they can feel good about. Unfortunately, by the time many parents bring their kids in for a first dental visit, their children already have one or more cavities or are experiencing pain. It’s important to regularly visit the dentist so we can treat issues as soon as possible and keep our little ones smiling.

Tooth decay and cavities aren’t the only reason to visit a dentist, though! Getting an early start on regular dental care and maintaining healthy teeth and gums with preventive dentistry are an important step on the road to teaching your child good oral health habits for a lifetime. As your premier family dentist in Avon, Indiana, we look forward to seeing you and your little one!

Preparing for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The John Weida family, Harrison kissing mom's tummy

Before bringing your kids in for their first visit to the dentist, it’s important to set a positive, fun mood for them, and for you as well! If you’re a first time parent, we understand that your child may not be the only one having jitters over their first visit to our dental office.

To get your child ready, make sure you’re already thoroughly brushing your child’s teeth (or tooth) and talking to them about it in a fun way. Pretend to be the dentist with your child, and then let them pretend to be your dentist. Use toy dental tools or make your own for gentle use with straws, flashlights, and other things you may have around your house.

Our team may ask you questions about your child’s oral habits (thumb sucking, lip sucking, tongue movement) and other developmental milestones involving teething and nutrition. Before examining your child, our dentists may demonstrate some of the louder equipment and let them “practice” using it. Our dentists are kid-friendly, and we understand that fun and patience are important factors in your child’s first visit to our office. It’s also a good idea to have your pediatrician’s information on hand, in case there is any additional information we need.

We’re ready to help your little ones smile big!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Children’s Dental Care

We’ve been taking care of kids at our practice for a while now, so we know that many parents wonder the same things about their child’s dental care. If you feel like you may need a little preparation yourself, consider some of our FAQs below. We’re happy to discuss any concerns you have about your child’s oral health and how to set a strong foundation for a future of bright, healthy smiles. Just click on a question to see the answer!

We can help your child have a healthy smile for years to come!

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