Nurturing optimal oral health for your child
Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as two years old. However, if you notice that your child has a problem with his or her teeth or gums prior to this age, please schedule an appointment. You may want to bring your child to your dental checkup when he or she is about two so that your child can become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. Your child's independent checkup at age three will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection and periodontal exam. The dentist will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other areas of concern.
As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach oral homecare techniques so that your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. The dentist may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants and fluoride supplements are quick and easy protective measures that can save your little one from cavities.
Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. In some cases, we may refer children to pedodontists, who are specialists in children's dentistry. We will help you make the best choices for your child's unique and precious personality.
Experience personalized dental care for a lifetime of healthy smiles. At Bonness Family Dentistry, our focus is always on you. Call our Camby, IN dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ann Bonness or Dr. Richard Bonness and discover quality care for your family dentistry needs. Our dental practice in Camby serves patients in Mooresville, Plainfield, Indianapolis, Monrovia, Martinsville, and the surrounding areas.