Pediatric Dentistry Greenwood IN

Pediatric Dentistry An Overview

Pediatric Dentistry is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. A pediatric dentist provides care for infants, children and adolescents. On the other hand, a family dentist is usually a general dentist who sees adults and children in one office. Patients in Indianapolis appreciate the convenience that Dr. Goris provides for family dentistry in his Greenwood dentist office.

Family dentist Dr. David Goris welcomes children to our Greenwood, IN family dental practice. Our dental care team understands the potential for your child’s hesitation and anxiety during these early visits and provide gentle and fun attentive care. We encourage parents of young children to bring them along to their routine dental visit early on so the little one can easily see what happens at the dentist, and can begin to become familiar with our team and office.

Dr. Goris recommends that your child’s first preventive care visit occur between 18 months and 2 years of age. At this age we will start to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth and mouth. Dr. Goris will screen for any developmental concerns allowing for early intervention.

A typical child’s visit with Dr. Goris may involve:

  • Teeth cleaning
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Dental caries (cavities) screening

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"Brought two of my boys in for their annual check-up with Dr. Goris. As usual the experience was great! The hygienist, Jessica, was so sweet and gentle and patient with the boys and made the experience much easier. Dr. Goris…Shannon
"Dr. Goris and his staff are great.. I would highly recommend Beautiful Smiles."James
"Prompt Professional Friendly"Susan
"My family have been patients of Dr. Goris for many years. Dr. Goris and his staff are very professional, courteous, and detailed in their work. A;eays pleased with the work done on my teeth."Keith H.

Pediatric Dentistry What to Expect

Children’s Dental Services Greenwood, IN

  • Preventive dental care- twice per year visits to maintain oral health
  • Sealants- dental sealants are generally recommended for permanent molars to help prevent tooth decay
  • Sports mouth guards- help reduce the chances of tooth loss or damage during contact sports with a custom fitted mouth guard
  • Orthodontic referrals- Dr. Goris works with several local orthodontists and can refer patients for consultations when deemed necessary

Tips For Your Family’s Oral Health:

  • Limit frequency of meals and snacks
  • Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing
  • Avoid sugary drinks and sodas
  • Avoid giving your child sticky foods
  • Make treats part of meals
  • Choose nutritious snacks

Promoting good oral hygiene and healthy habits is very important and should be established at a young age. We take the time to instruct parents and children on correct brushing and flossing techniques to enable them to enjoy excellent dental health for a lifetime.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

At what age should my child first visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association and Dr. Goris recommend that parents bring their child to the dentist at the sign of their first tooth or by the age of 1.

When should my child start brushing their teeth?

As soon as teeth begin to emerge it is important to brush your child’s teeth. Our dental care team will work with you and your children to teach productive brushing techniques during changing oral stages.

Does Beautiful Smiles offer sports mouth guards for children athletes?

Yes. Beautiful Smiles of Greenwood, IN offers custom fit sports mouthguards for children and adults. We will take a mold of the patient’s mouth and create a mouthguard that will fit snugly and comfortably in their mouth.