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Pediatric Dentistry Indianapolis, IN

Good dental habits are formed early in life. It is important for children to visit the dentist regularly. Having a family dentist where the whole family can be treated in the same office is both convenient and reassuring for children. Taking care of your teeth is important at any age. Developing 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 highly trained and experienced in treating children. Like our adult patients, children and teenagers enjoy the spa amenities we offer including being able to watch their favorite television shows while they’re being treated.

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Our Patients Say It Best

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

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 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.

Your Child’s First Visit to Our Dentist

Where a pediatric dentist is solely focused on children, our office is family oriented. 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 dentistry 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 developing correctly. Cavities can form at any age, and it is important to get them treated as soon as possible to avoid the development of a more complex dental problem.

Our staff is trained to make children feel as comfortable as possible. We take the time to explain their dental treatment and to educate them on the benefits of keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy. Our goal is to help your child develop an understanding and appreciation for the role that their oral health plays in their overall well-being, especially 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 a visit with us. Our young patients enjoy their time at DentalSpa and we find that our spa amenities help them feel at home, while we help them learn about the importance of good oral health. 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, cavities in baby teeth must be treated. We will save your child’s teeth over prematurely removing them to prevent speech issues and eating issues. Cavities in baby teeth can be repaired with fillings, which 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) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically 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 preventative care may be useful in a specific child.

How is pediatric dentistry different?

Pediatric dentistry is different from general density 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 teeth are injured most frequently in a child’s mouth?

The most common teeth that are injured by children are upper front teeth. Many children have overbites, which may cause them to be more prone to injure their front teeth.

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Schedule a Pediatric Dental Exam with our Dentist in Indianapolis, IN

If you are looking for an Indianapolis dentist that loves kids, consider 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 comprehensive, advanced family dental care in a state-of-the-art facility.

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.