More than 40 percent of kids will have at least one cavity by their 11th birthday. Broken and knocked out teeth also affect millions of kids every year.
To put this another way, there is a high likelihood that your children will benefit from restorative dental care. That’s why it’s a good idea to find a family dentist office that you trust to care for your little ones and their smiles.
We also are confident that our office can be your family’s home for dental care. To get to know us, make your next appointment at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS in Crown Point, IN. Call 219-641-3422 today.
Be Proactive to Prevent Big Problems
Your children’s oral health is an integral part of their overall health. (The same is true for parents.) Because of these, you want to encourage them to develop healthy habits at an early age.
At home, you will want to start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first one erupts. At this stage, you only need a rice-sized amount of toothpaste and a child-size toothbrush.
As they get bigger, your child will want to brush their own teeth. At that point, they can use a pea-sized squeeze of toothpaste. You will want to show them to brush for two minutes at a time, being during to clean their teeth on all sides.
If you have questions about daily oral hygiene habits, we are happy to answer them for you.
When your child is ready for their first dental appointment, we welcome you to come to see us. Our doctors have more than 50 years of experience caring for patients of all ages, from toddlers and teens to young adults and seniors.
You and your little ones deserve personal attention from professionals who want your family to be as comfortable as possible.
We are more than prepared to repair tooth decay and treat dental emergencies. However, our preference is to keep you and your loved ones free from problems for as long as we can. This goes beyond basic cleanings and exams. Your children can get dental sealants, which act as a kind of shield between their teeth and harmful bacteria.
As kids get older, they will lose primary teeth and permanent teeth erupt. We will monitor changes with digital X-rays. If your children would benefit from orthodontic treatment, we can help with that, too.
In fact, we offer three treatment options:
- Traditional braces
- Clear ceramic braces
- Invisalign aligners
We can help you find the rights solution for your child’s specific situation.
Saving Smiles is Our Business
We also know that the cost of oral care can be a concern. This is why we offer a number of payment options at our office. We work with many dental insurance providers. We also don’t want the cost of care to prevent you or your loved ones from having good oral health. You can finance treatment with CareCredit.
You also can save by signing up for our membership plan. This can help you receive preventive care and even emergency care if you need it.