You form good dental habits early in life. It is important for children to visit the dentist often. Having a family dentist where the whole family can visit the same office is both convenient and reassuring for children. Taking care of your teeth is key at any age. Starting a healthy oral hygiene routine from a young age can help set the tone for healthy teeth throughout a lifetime.
Indianapolis family dentist Dr. Amy Marckese and the staff of DentalSpa are pediatric specialists with training and experience. Like our adult patients, children and teenagers enjoy the spa amenities we offer. Such as being able to watch their favorite television shows while in the dental chair.
The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry
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. Marckese and her team at DentalSpa take the time to educate parents and guardians. We give advice on the importance of pediatric dentistry and teach proper pediatric dental care. We can also address common issues such as thumb sucking, tooth decay, orthodontic treatment, and wisdom teeth removal.
A Patients Story
Dr. Amy and everyone at the DentalSpa are awesome. I have a family of 6 with a bunch of little ones and everyone has different dental health needs. Dr. Amy and her team make my whole family feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her to someone looking for a unique and personal dental experience.
–Steve S. Zionsville, IN
Your Child’s First Visit to Our Dentist
Where a pediatric dentist solely focuses on children, our office focuses on the entire family. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist early so they can become familiar with our dental office. We offer a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services to patients of all ages.
Most dentists recommend visiting the dentist by the age of 3 to ensure your child’s teeth are free of cavities and growing correctly. Cavities can form at any age, so it’s key to fix them as soon as possible. This can help avoid more complex dental problems down the road.
Our staff makes children feel as comfy as possible. We will help them learn about the importance of good oral health. We take the time to explain dental treatments, and educate them on the benefits of keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Our goal is to help your child grasp and appreciate the role that their oral health plays in their overall well-being as they grow.
Children look to parents for signs, so the best thing you can do for your child is to remain calm and relaxed during the visit. Our young patients enjoy their time at DentalSpa and we find that our spa amenities help them feel at home. Our amenities include:
- Massage chairs
- Personal TV in each exam room
- Calm, relaxing aromas as part of our aromatherapy program
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
Do you need to fill cavities in baby teeth?
Yes, you should still fix cavities in baby teeth. We will save your child’s teeth over prematurely removing them to prevent speech issues and eating issues. Our dentist can repair cavities in baby teeth with fillings. This will prevent an infection from causing pain, spreading, and prevents the premature removal of the tooth.
What age should a toddler go to the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advises that a child go to the dentist by age 1. Or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth mostly begin growing in around 6 months of age.
How often should you brush your 2 year old’s teeth?
Toddler teeth need cleaning twice a day. Use a small, soft toothbrush designed for children under two years old. Just use water on the toothbrush until your child is 18 months old, unless your dentist advises you otherwise.
What are the most common dental procedures in pediatrics?
The most common procedures in pediatric dentistry include cleanings, fluoride treatment, X-rays, and fillings. Pediatric dentists may also recommend orthodontic treatment if they think that early preventive care may be useful for a specific child.
How is pediatric dentistry different?
Pediatric dentistry is different from general dental care because pediatric dentists specialize in children and teen oral health. They also receive supplemental training to work with children and understand all of their specific oral needs.
Which injured teeth are most frequent in a child’s mouth?
The most common injured teeth in children are upper front teeth. Many children have overbites, which may cause them to be more prone to injure their front teeth.
Schedule a Pediatric Dental Exam with our Dentist in Indianapolis, IN
If you are looking for an Indianapolis dentist that loves kids, choose Dr. Amy Marckese as the dentist for your whole family. Enjoy the convenience that a family dentist offers and feel comfortable knowing that you’ll receive thorough modern family dental care in a state-of-the-art dental practice.
Our dentist in Indianapolis, IN strives to make your family visit to the dentist easy and stress free. Our office accepts most major dental insurance carriers and submits claims electronically on your behalf! Call us at 317-207-7171 or schedule an appointment online today.