Children are not just little adults. They have their own concerns when it comes to dental care, and children’s dentistry provides for these differences to help young patients during the vital formative years. When kids have access to professional dental care, a child’s likelihood of growing up with a healthy smile greatly increases. We provide complete family dental care that includes children’s dentistry. We’re committed to making sure that your child makes it to adulthood with a whole and healthy smile.
What makes children’s dentistry different? All dentistry is focused on prevention, but children’s dentistry places special emphasis on this. Kids are highly susceptible to decay because they haven’t developed strong enamel or great oral health habits yet. We perform regular cleanings and checkups, and during these visits, we educate your child about the proper ways to care for smiles at home. Fluoride treatments during children’s dentistry visits improve the development of strong, cavity-resistant tooth enamel, and once the adult teeth come in, dental sealants add a layer of cavity protection.
The very first children’s dentistry visit is important because it sets the stage for an understanding of just how important dental care truly is. We recommend bringing your child to see us around the age of 3 for the first children’s dentistry visit. We show your child the tools used in the dental office, introduce him or her to our technology, and familiarize him or her with the process. We perform a very gentle cleaning to show your child that children’s dentistry doesn’t hurt. We want them to think trips to the dentist are fun, and we go to great lengths to make this first visit as enjoyable as possible.
Your child’s smile will go through several stages of development. We can check at each visit to make sure this is happening properly, and if we see signs of a problem, we can intervene to get the development back on track. We may find an issue during a children’s dentistry appointment that requires treatment from an orthodontist, and we can provide referrals to highly trusted colleagues in the Louisville, KY area.
Is it time for your child to visit the dentist? Contact Remmers Dental in Louisville, KY to make an appointment. Our fun and friendly staff loves seeing kids, and we serve families from Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and beyond.