Kids' Dentistry in New Castle, IN
A lifetime of healthy teeth begins with proper oral hygiene habits. At Parkview Family Dentistry, we encourage parents to provide their children with a solid foundation of oral health by bringing them into our New Castle, IN dental office for an exam and cleaning twice each year.
Parkview Family Dentistry offers the following kids' dental services:
Preventive Exams for Children
Our dentists always encourage preventive care to start at home! We'll provide all the tips you need to work with your child at home to improve their dental hygiene routine. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has found that your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay.
Gentle Teeth Cleanings
During each visit, we will gently clean your child’s teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. Our team will carefully examine their mouth and teeth for any potential issues. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
Our dental team will teach your child to be our partner in keeping their teeth and mouth healthy, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, oral hygiene habits, and healthy food choices.
We may recommend treating your child’s teeth with fluoride. This mineral can strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride may be applied in office or used in certain toothpastes and mouth rinses.
In some cases, your dentist may recommend the use of dental sealants. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Recent studies have found that sealants can be highly effective in preventing tooth decay.
While our dentists do our best to protect little ones' teeth with quality prevention, sometimes small cavities can still occur. To treat cavities, our dentists use safe, tooth-colored dental fillings that are always mercury-free!
Dental Crowns For Children
If your child suffers an oral injury, or if our team discovers decay, we may recommend a custom-crafted dental crown to help save the tooth.
Tooth Extractions For Kids
We may recommend a gentle tooth extraction to children suffering from decay or those who are experiencing crowding. Tooth extractions can help their oral health stay on track as they continue to grow.
Schedule Your Child's Next Dental Visit
Help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Contact our friendly team today to request your child's next dentist appointment!