Children’s Dentistry for Lawrenceburg Youth
Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as three years old. However, if you notice that your child has a problem with her teeth or gums prior to this age, please schedule an appointment. You may also want to bring your child to your dental checkup when she is about two so that she becomes 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 involves a tooth-by-tooth inspection. Dr. Oyler checks for proper development, tooth decay and other areas of concern.
As your child grows, they will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team also teaches oral home care techniques so your child learns to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on her own. Dr. Oyler 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 attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and wards 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 save your little one from cavities.
Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. Call our Lawrenceburg dental office to schedule a Happy Visit or checkup today! In some cases, we refer children to pediatric dentists, which are specialists in children's dentistry. We help you make the best choices for your child's unique and precious personality.