Compassionate Dental Care for Children

Visiting the dentist regularly is one of the most important tenets of consistently good dental health, and it’s never too early to develop the habit. Like adults, children should attend a checkup and cleaning appointment at least twice a year, and when necessary, receive customized treatment to prevent any dental issues from growing worse. At our office, we’re highly experienced in providing caring, compassionate care for children of all ages, and helping them feel comfortable every time they visit. We also help make teaching children to care for their smiles easier and more effective by offering fun, educational tips for good hygiene at home.

Giving Children the Gift of Good Dental Health

Good hygiene and preventive dental care aren’t instincts, they’re habits, and the earlier we learn those habits the better off our smiles are in the long run. That’s why education is an important part of giving children the gift of good dental health. As they’re primary and permanent teeth develop, that education must also be accompanied by routine professional dental care. For instance, to reduce your child’s risk of cavities, we may recommend fluoride treatment, which strengthens the enamel surrounding teeth. We may also suggest dental sealants, which describe biocompatible layers of acrylic that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth, stopping food particles and oral bacteria from gathering in hard-to-reach crevices.

Learn About the Importance of Children’s Dentistry

Children’s dentistry helps set the stage for your child to enjoy a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. To schedule an appointment for your child, call Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 963-3339. We also proudly serve patients of all ages from Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.