Indianapolis Kids’ Dentist

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 important steps on the road to teaching your child good oral health habits for a lifetime. Children’s dentistry deserves to be approached with compassion and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Dental Solutions. As your premier kids’ dentist in Indianapolis, we look forward to seeing you and your little one!

Preparing for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

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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 Indianapolis kids’ dentists are warm and welcoming, 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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Stress-Free Kids’ Dentistry in Indianapolis

It’s extremely common for children to experience anxiety before and during their dentist appointment. If this is the case for your child, we incorporate gentle, relaxing sedation options into children’s dentistry to minimize their discomfort and provide them with an educational, enjoyable dental experience. Our anxiety-free treatments utilize nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation, depending on your child’s specific needs. We’ll recommend a customized treatment plan that keeps both you and your little one calm throughout their visit.

High-Quality Care Made Affordable

When you’re scheduling appointments and budgeting for the entire family, the cost of treatment can be a bit overwhelming. Our team understands this and strives to provide you with as many financial solutions as possible. We are in network with several dental insurance providers and vow to file and track your claims for you. We also accept the Healthy Indiana Plan, as well as CareCredit® and Lending Club Patient Solutions. Our goal is to serve as an affordable Indianapolis kids’ dentist and stay focused on what’s important — providing your family with exceptional dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions about Children’s Dentistry

We’ve been providing children’s dentistry 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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