What is Pediatric Dental Care?
Good dental health is vital for every member of your household, no matter their age. At Dental Beauty Wellness Center, we encourage parents to make their child's first visit to the dentist before their first birthday. From there, parents should make sure their children go to the dentist at least twice per year for cleanings and exams. Our aim is to give your child an enjoyable and relaxing visit to our Trafalgar, IN practice so they have a positive association with going to the dentist that will last the rest of their life. Throughout their dental visit, doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig will assess the development of their teeth, look for difficulties or areas of concern, and teach them the best way to keep up a good oral care routine at home. For more information about pediatric dentistry or to schedule a consultation, contact Dental Beauty Wellness Center today.
What Can I Expect from My Child's Pediatric Visit?
Several issues may be treated during your child's dental appointment. Generally, their visit will include a dental exam and a cleaning. Following their cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be administered in order to strengthen their teeth while they are growing. In addition, sealants are often recommended to minimize tooth decay and cavities. Dr. Hendrickson will also fix any teeth that are showing signs of decay or are chipped, damaged, or broken. As your child gets older, Dr. Hendrickson might recommend orthodontics to align their teeth, preventing future dental issues. Following the cleaning and exam, Dr. Hendrickson will talk to you and your child about the most important steps in an oral hygiene regimen: daily flossing and brushing. He will also show them simple techniques on how to correctly brush and floss. If Dr. Hendrickson finds an issue during your child's dental examination or cleaning, you may need to schedule a follow-up visit for a procedure.
Dentistry Made for Your Child
Help your child create great oral health habits for the remainder of their life by making bi-annual appointments at Dental Beauty Wellness Center. Doctors of dental surgery Dr. Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig and their team suggest that your child start receiving dental care around age one to begin preventive measures and avoid future problems from developing. To schedule a pediatric dental exam for your child, contact our practice in Trafalgar, IN.