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Pediatric Dentistry

At our dental office, we believe a child’s first visit to the dentist should be a positive experience. Kids aren’t naturally afraid of the dentist, but they can be anxious about the unknown. That’s why we make a special effort to use friendly, simple language when explaining treatments. Our goal is to make you and your child feel comfortable from the moment you step into our office.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should see the dentist by their first birthday. It’s crucial to start caring for your child’s newly emerging teeth (which typically begin to appear between six and twelve months) and instill good oral hygiene habits right from the start.

Your child’s first baby teeth will typically start appearing between six and twelve months of age and will continue to come in until around the age of three. During this time, your child’s gums may be sensitive and sore. To help ease their discomfort, you can gently massage their gums with a clean finger or a cool, damp cloth. You may also consider using a teething ring.

Your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out at different times during childhood, making way for permanent teeth that begin emerging at around age six and continue until age 21. Adults typically have 28 permanent teeth (32 if you count wisdom teeth).

It’s essential to adopt healthy oral hygiene habits early on. As your child’s teeth come in, make sure to check them every two weeks for any signs of lines or discoloration that might indicate decay. Remember, sugary foods and drinks can harm new teeth, so ensure your child brushes their teeth after eating or drinking. We recommend brushing twice a day for the best oral hygiene.

Brushing can be fun, and your child should start as soon as their first tooth appears. For babies, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste, roughly the size of a pea. If your child is under two years old, consult your dentist or healthcare professional before using fluoride toothpaste. We’re here to help you teach your child proper tooth brushing techniques.

Flossing is also a crucial part of good oral hygiene, and your dentist will guide you on when to start flossing your child’s teeth. If you notice any signs of decay, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist promptly.

Preventing Tooth Problems with Regular Checkups

Tooth decay happens when the sugars in your mouth turn into acid, which can harm your teeth. Kids are more vulnerable to tooth decay because many of them don’t follow good oral hygiene habits. To keep tooth problems at bay, it’s important to brush and floss properly and see the dentist regularly.

We recommend bringing your child to the dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. During these visits, we also suggest fluoride treatments twice a year to keep their teeth strong. Additionally, we often recommend tooth sealants. These sealants act like protective shields for your child’s teeth, especially in hard-to-reach places with deep grooves. Sealants can last for several years and will be checked at your child’s regular checkups to ensure they are doing their job.

Young child giving high-five to dentist | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental
Young child giving high-five to dentist | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Pediatric Dentistry

At our dental office, we believe a child’s first visit to the dentist should be a positive experience. Kids aren’t naturally afraid of the dentist, but they can be anxious about the unknown. That’s why we make a special effort to use friendly, simple language when explaining treatments. Our goal is to make you and your child feel comfortable from the moment you step into our office.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should see the dentist by their first birthday. It’s crucial to start caring for your child’s newly emerging teeth (which typically begin to appear between six and twelve months) and instill good oral hygiene habits right from the start.

When those new teeth start coming in, your child’s first baby teeth will start erupting between six and twelve months of age and continue until around age three. During this time, your child’s gums may be sensitive and sore. To help ease their discomfort, you can gently massage their gums with a clean finger or a cool, damp cloth. You may also consider using a teething ring.

Your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out at different times during childhood, making way for permanent teeth that begin emerging at around age six and continue until age 21. Adults typically have 28 permanent teeth (32 if you count wisdom teeth).

It’s essential to adopt healthy oral hygiene habits early on. As your child’s teeth come in, make sure to check them every two weeks for any signs of lines or discoloration that might indicate decay. Remember, sugary foods and drinks can harm new teeth, so ensure your child brushes their teeth after eating or drinking. We recommend brushing twice a day for the best oral hygiene.

Brushing can be fun, and your child should start as soon as their first tooth appears. For babies, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste, roughly the size of a pea. If your child is under two years old, consult your dentist or healthcare professional before using fluoride toothpaste. We’re here to help you teach your child proper tooth brushing techniques.

Flossing is also a crucial part of good oral hygiene, and your dentist will guide you on when to start flossing your child’s teeth. If you notice any signs of decay, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist promptly.

Preventing Tooth Problems with Regular Checkups

Tooth decay happens when the sugars in your mouth turn into acid, which can harm your teeth. Kids are more vulnerable to tooth decay because many of them don’t follow good oral hygiene habits. To keep tooth problems at bay, it’s important to brush and floss properly and see the dentist regularly.

We recommend bringing your child to the dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. During these visits, we also suggest fluoride treatments twice a year to keep their teeth strong. Additionally, we often recommend tooth sealants. These sealants act like protective shields for your child’s teeth, especially in hard-to-reach places with deep grooves. Sealants can last for several years and will be checked at your child’s regular checkups to ensure they are doing their job.

Young child giving high-five to dentist | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Pediatric Dentistry

At our dental office, we believe a child’s first visit to the dentist should be a positive experience. Kids aren’t naturally afraid of the dentist, but they can be anxious about the unknown. That’s why we make a special effort to use friendly, simple language when explaining treatments. Our goal is to make you and your child feel comfortable from the moment you step into our office.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should see the dentist by their first birthday. It’s crucial to start caring for your child’s newly emerging teeth (which typically begin to appear between six and twelve months) and instill good oral hygiene habits right from the start.

When those new teeth start coming in, your child’s first baby teeth will start erupting between six and twelve months of age and continue until around age three. During this time, your child’s gums may be sensitive and sore. To help ease their discomfort, you can gently massage their gums with a clean finger or a cool, damp cloth. You may also consider using a teething ring.

Your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out at different times during childhood, making way for permanent teeth that begin emerging at around age six and continue until age 21. Adults typically have 28 permanent teeth (32 if you count wisdom teeth).

It’s essential to adopt healthy oral hygiene habits early on. As your child’s teeth come in, make sure to check them every two weeks for any signs of lines or discoloration that might indicate decay. Remember, sugary foods and drinks can harm new teeth, so ensure your child brushes their teeth after eating or drinking. We recommend brushing twice a day for the best oral hygiene.

Brushing can be fun, and your child should start as soon as their first tooth appears. For babies, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste, roughly the size of a pea. If your child is under two years old, consult your dentist or healthcare professional before using fluoride toothpaste. We’re here to help you teach your child proper tooth brushing techniques.

Flossing is also a crucial part of good oral hygiene, and your dentist will guide you on when to start flossing your child’s teeth. If you notice any signs of decay, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist promptly.

Preventing Tooth Problems with Regular Checkups

Tooth decay happens when the sugars in your mouth turn into acid, which can harm your teeth. Kids are more vulnerable to tooth decay because many of them don’t follow good oral hygiene habits. To keep tooth problems at bay, it’s important to brush and floss properly and see the dentist regularly.

We recommend bringing your child to the dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. During these visits, we also suggest fluoride treatments twice a year to keep their teeth strong. Additionally, we often recommend tooth sealants. These sealants act like protective shields for your child’s teeth, especially in hard-to-reach places with deep grooves. Sealants can last for several years and will be checked at your child’s regular checkups to ensure they are doing their job.