Children’s Dentistry in Carmel, IN
When you’re a parent, taking care of your family is your number one priority. You make sure everyone eats right, exercises daily, and visits the family doctor when feeling under the weather. It’s been clinically shown that healthy teeth and gums lead to better overall wellbeing, and children’s dentistry is another way to ensure that your little ones stay healthy. Good dental habits start early, and our children’s dentistry program helps to develop a good relationship with the dentist for great oral health and a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Your First Children’s Dentistry Appointment
Most children should see Dr. Kristoff or Dr. Waghela around the age of three. However, if you notice any problems with your child’s teeth, we encourage you to contact us sooner. Our first order of business is to make sure that your child feels comfortable, and one of our caring staff will be happy to show him or her around the office, explaining the sights and sounds. For our youngest patients, a children’s dentistry visit consists of a quick but thorough check for cavities and a lesson on good brushing techniques.
Preventive Children’s Dentistry
Kids will begin receiving our Carmel family dentistry practice’s complete children’s dentistry regimen around ages 4-5, including X-rays and professional hygiene. Your children’s health is very important to us; that’s why the doctors use digital X-rays that emit 85% less radiation than traditional X-rays, and only when it’s truly necessary. We’ll provide an examination and cleaning, checking for proper development of adult teeth that have already arrived and those still forming in the jaw. We also offer additional preventive measures to keep teeth strong and cavity-free, such as fluoride supplements and dental sealants.
Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics
Many parents ask about orthodontics at their kiddo’s children’s dentistry visits. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you if and when it’s time for your child to see an orthodontist. We can begin to determine the need for an orthodontic visit around the ages of 7-8 when adult teeth are erupting. Each smile is different, and with some children, we may want to watch a bit longer. If we do find it’s necessary for your child to see an orthodontist, we can also provide you with a referral to a trusted colleague.
If you’ve been noticing soreness, pain, or anything else making your teeth and mouth uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office today by calling 317-846-3436 at your earliest convenience!