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Dentistry For Children

Children's dental care is the so important!

A child’s grade school years are a time of fun and excitement! But, they are also the formative years for your child’s dental and oral health. We want to ensure that your child practices good dental hygiene from a young age and is set up for dental success! And, if they need a little help along the way, our pediatric dentist and staff are here to help!

As your child ages, their baby teeth will start to fall out and be replaced by permanent adult teeth. During this time, we’ll work with you and your child to instill great oral hygiene habits to protect your child’s smile for a lifetime.

For questions or concerns about your child's dental appointment, please do not hesitate to call our team today! (931) 645-8575

As your child grows, we are focused on providing the best dental practices to ensure healthy developed teeth, gums, and mouths. Our dentist will continually check on your child’s dental development with routine visits, x-rays, and cleanings. We will look out for issues like cavities and gum related problems.
At Children's Dental Health Center of Clarksville, we recommend that your child visit our office twice a year, about every six months. During their visit, our dentist will examine your child’s mouth for development and if any problems are present, like cavities. Our dentist and staff will perform a thorough cleaning to remove bacteria and plaque build up. At the end of the visit, we will discuss your child’s development, oral hygiene, if they are experiencing any dental issues, and answer any questions you may have.
At home dental hygiene is critical for your child’s development. By practicing correct oral hygiene habits with your child, they will have a good foundation of brushing and flossing. Our dentist will work with you and your family to ensure the best techniques are being used at home and of course, answer any questions about brushing, and flossing.
Children's Dental Health Center of Clarksville is a one-stop shop for all your family's dental treatments. Because we specialize in all types of dentistry, you will never need to see a specialist outside of our office. We are the specialists! We provide an array of treatments for your entire family, including:
  • Dental Exams & Cleanings: Routine check-ups to ensure you have a healthy mouth. We will also identify and treat any issues that arise.
  • Dental Sealants: To prevent cavities, we can apply sealants to your rear molars. Sealants keep the nooks and crannies clean and free of cavity-causing bacteria!
  • Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride is a valuable mineral typically found in our water supplies, it helps our teeth become healthy and less prone to decay. If you need additional fluoride treatments, we can provide these right in our Clarksville office.
  • Fillings: Ideally, we hope to prevent any cavities in your teeth. However, if they do occur, we will provide tooth-colored fillings to blend in with the color of your teeth.
  • X-Rays: Along with exams and cleanings, we will take x-rays of your mouth to ensure your teeth are growing and developing correctly. We are also able to spot problems like cavities sooner with the use of x-rays.
  • Root Canals & Pulp Therapy: Root canals occur when bacteria from a cavity penetrates to the center of a tooth. This can arise from a cavity or dental injury. If necessary, our dentist will perform a root canal or pulp therapy to save your tooth and minimize the effects on your smile.
  • Non-nutritive Habits: We want to ensure that the structure of your teeth and jaw is correct from the beginning. Unfortunately, habits like thumb and finger sucking can disrupt these structures. In fact, long-term thumb sucking can alter the position and shape of your child’s jaw and teeth. We will monitor your child’s bite as they develop and give you tips on how to prevent bad habits like thumb sucking.
  • Frenuloplastia & Frenectomies: From birth, a child may have extra tissues bands connecting the lips, cheeks, or floor of the mouth, these bands are called frenum. Our dentists can perform an oral surgery to remove these bands and prevent interference with your child’s dental health.
  • Sedation: Sedation dentistry may be necessary for some people. Our dentists will administer a drug to sedate you, if needed. Occasionally, this is necessary in cases of particularly anxious individuals, people with special needs, or children with a gag reflex. We will carefully sedate or semi-sedate your child for a short period to check their mouth and teeth.
  • Dental Emergencies: Anything can happen, even when we are trying to play as safe as possible. If your child experiences a dental emergency, please call us immediately. We will provide guidance and schedule an emergency appointment.
  • Tooth Extractions: It is our primary goal to preserve all of your child’s teeth. However, if a tooth extraction is necessary, our dentist will walk you through the details. Tooth extraction may be required due to a dental injury, extreme tooth decay, overcrowded teeth, or a baby tooth that will not fall out on its own.
  • Athletic Mouthguards: We love that so many of our patients play sports. For this reason, we provide custom-made athletic mouthguards to protect your child’s teeth from falls, balls, or anything else that may come there way while on the field. We even offer mouthguards that fit over braces! These mouth guards are more than just the boil and bite mouthguards we commonly see at the store. A custom mouthguard provides the perfect fit to give your child optimal protection.

Contact Our Dentists About Your Child's Dental Care Today!

For all questions and concerns about your child's oral health, please contact our team. Our dentists and staff will be more than happy to help. To schedule your or your child's dental appointment, contact our Clarksville office. Together, we can provide your family with the best dental health around! (931) 645-8575

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