890 E 116th Street Suite 210, Carmel, IN 46032
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Get a Family Dentist in Carmel, IN that Makes Your Kids Feel Safe

A child’s first visit to the family dentist should be enjoyable. Our family dental team makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each dental treatment to help put your child at ease.

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Family Dentistry Carmel, IN

We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our family dentist office. The more you and your child knows about the first visit, the better you'll feel.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends...

Children should visit the family dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (erupting at six and 12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

When New Teeth Arrive

Your child’s first primary or baby teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of six and 12 months, and will continue to erupt until about age three. During this time, your child’s gums may feel tender and sore. To help alleviate this discomfort, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of a teething ring. When your child has finished teething, you can expect a total of 20 primary teeth.

Your child’s primary teeth are shed at various times throughout childhood. Permanent teeth begin erupting at age six, and continue until age 21. Adults have 28 permanent teeth (32, including wisdom teeth).

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Adopting Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

As your child’s teeth erupt, be sure to examine them every two weeks, looking for lines and discoloration that may be caused by decay. Remember that sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so take care that your child brushes after feeding or eating. We recommend brushing teeth four times a day for optimal oral hygiene: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime.

Brushing teeth can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. Fluoridated toothpaste is recommended for all children starting at tooth eruption, regardless of caries risk. A smear (the size of a grain of rice) of toothpaste should be used up to age three. After the third birthday, a pea-sized amount may be used. We recommend dispensing toothpaste for young children and supervising and assist with brushing.

Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and your doctor will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of tooth decay, contact us immediately.

Preventing Tooth Decay with Regular Checkups

Tooth decay is caused by sugars left in your mouth that turn into an acid, which can break down your teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents do not practice regular, good oral hygiene habits. Proper tooth brushing and gum flossing routines combined with regular dental visits help keep tooth decay away.

A family picture of four people, mother, father, and two adolescent boys who have healthy teeth from a family dentist in Carmel, IN
Healthy teeth for the whole family

Your child should visit the family dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and dental checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with tooth cleanings to keep teeth their strongest. Tooth sealants are also recommended because they “seal” the deep grooves in your child’s teeth, preventing tooth decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas. Tooth sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at your child's regular family dental checkups.

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Our Family Dental office is located at the corner of 116th Street and Guilford Avenue at the 116th Street Centre on the 2nd Floor. Please enter our building from the parking lot lobby in the southwest corner.

Office Hours

Monday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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