Kids’ Dentist in New Albany, IN
At River Falls Family Dental, we can look after your whole family’s dental health, including your youngest members. We see children of all ages at our practice, and we take pride in providing kid’s dentistry that is gentle and effective. Set your child on the path towards great oral health by booking their dental visit today.
Gentle Dentistry for Children
Our goal is to make sure your child maintains a healthy smile and that we catch any dental issues before they become serious. It’s much easier to treat concerns while they’re still small and the younger your kid is.
- Teeth Cleanings
- Dental Exams
- Fluoride Treatments
- Fillings & Dental Crowns
- Sports Mouthguards
- Tooth Extractions
Kids’ Dentistry FAQ
We know that as a parent, you want the best for your child. We want to give you the information you need to make confident decisions about your kid’s dental care, so we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions we get. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our team members.
When should my child first see the dentist?
To know when to first bring your child to the dentist, remember the rule of firsts. They should have their first dental appointment by the time of their first birthday or when their first tooth comes in.
How often does my kid need to see the dentist?
Unless otherwise specified by Dr. Hendrix, your kid should come in for a dental check-up every six months — same as you in fact.
What if my child is afraid of the dentist?
It’s normal for children to feel a little nervous about visiting the dentist, but we work hard to show our younger patients that there is nothing for them to be worried about. Our friendly team works with a gentle touch and explains their work in kid-friendly terms. Our office also has nitrous oxide (laughing gas) available if you believe it would benefit your child and help them through their appointment.
Are dental X-rays safe for children?
You child’s safety is extremely important to us. There is very minimal risk with dental X-rays (especially the digital X-rays that we use at our office), and we only take them when absolutely necessary for assessing their oral health and planning their treatment. When we do take them, we minimize the amount of radiation exposure by providing a lead apron for them to wear.
Why is it important to keep baby teeth (primary teeth) healthy?
Primary teeth may fall out eventually, but it’s still crucial to keep them healthy. They help ensure proper chewing and speaking development, and they save the space for where permanent teeth will come in. Without healthy primary teeth to guide permanent teeth into position, it could cause issues with their bite alignment.