According to research, the most common chronic childhood disease in America is tooth decay. Over 50% of first-graders and 80% of 17-year-olds have cavities. The best way to prevent cavities and tooth decay in children is through regular visits to the dentist and routine dental cleanings.
Dr. Amy Marckese and her team at DentalSpa Indianapolis take the time to educate parents and guardians on the importance of pediatric dentistry and teach proper pediatric dental care. We can also address common issues such as thumb sucking, tooth decay, and orthodontic treatment.
Your child’s first dental visit can impact future visits. At DentalSpa Indianapolis we will work diligently to build a trusting relationship with you and your child. Our environment is safe and child-friendly. We will ensure that your child’s first and future dental visits are positive ones.
Get An Early Start To Dental Care
It’s important to start your child early with good dental hygiene and oral habits that will last well into their adult life. Most children begin teething around six months and usually get all of their baby teeth by the age of three. Protecting your child’s oral health is important. We believe in promoting strong foundations in prevention and home care.
We recommend that you schedule your child’s first appointment when they turn one or when the first tooth appears. By starting early dental care, your child is less likely to develop complex dental concerns such as:
- Tooth Decay
- Gum disease
Routine dental checkups are key to protecting your child’s oral and overall health.
What to Expect
At the first visit, your child will be examined for cavities, oral injuries or other problems such as tooth decay. Your child’s teeth will be cleaned and the dentist will discuss concerns such as teething issues, pacifier use, or finger/thumb-sucking habits.
Our pediatric dental team will help you and your child learn fun and entertaining ways to promote good oral hygiene. Remember, starting early will help promote healthy oral habits. We look forward to serving you and your family.