Children’s Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Jeffersonville, IN 

Regular Care for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

At Limestone Dentistry, we strive to help smiles of all ages stay happy, healthy, and beautiful for a lifetime. One of the best ways to accomplish this for any of our patients is with routine dental checkups and cleanings! In fact, twice-a-year dental visits are especially important for younger smiles as they grow. Our team has years of experience working with children, and since many of them are parents themselves, are fully prepared to make each visit a pleasant experience for both you and your child. Not only will we thoroughly investigate your little one’s teeth, gums, and bite development, but we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about keeping their smile healthy for years to come. To schedule your child’s next checkup and cleaning, give us a call today!

Why Choose Limestone Dentistry For Children’s Dental Checkups & Cleanings? 

  • Friendly & Patient Dental Team
  • Personalized Care Tailored for Children
  • Highly Experienced Dentist 

Why Children’s Dental Checkups & Cleanings Are Important

Little girl sitting in dental examination chair and playing with her ear while talking to a dental assistant

Unfortunately, children are typically at a much higher risk of developing cavities than adults. Not only are kids still in the process of learning proper oral hygiene habits and necessary dexterity, but so many foods and snacks that are marketed towards children are brimming with sugar. Plus, their jawbone and bite alignment are still developing. 

Fortunately, seeing your little one every six months gives us the chance to spot and stop any problems as early as possible. This way, we can address problems like tooth decay, gum inflammation, and bite misalignment before they develop into larger issues like tooth infections, gum disease, or orthodontic complications. 

What to Expect During Your Child’s Dental Checkup & Cleaning

Young boy with his mouth open as his dentist looks at his teeth

Overall, your child’s dental checkup and cleaning won’t look all that different from your own! We will carefully inspect every part of the mouth, including what’s happening underneath the gums. Kids grow fast, so the key difference between an adult dental checkup and a child’s is that we will focus on monitoring oral development.

During the cleaning portion of the visit, one of our talented hygienists will carefully polish each of your child’s teeth, skillfully removing the plaque and tartar that builds up in tough-to-clean areas of the smile. And of course, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your little one’s oral health and share practical home care tips. 

When Your Child’s First Dental Checkup Should Be

Young boy sitting in dental chair smiling and pointing to his teeth

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should have their first dental checkup by the time they turn one year old. Many parents are surprised to hear that, but the truth is that your child is susceptible to tooth decay and other oral health problems by the time their first tooth erupts. Baby teeth play a key role in the formation of the rest of the mouth as well as the permanent teeth that will come in after them, so it’s essential to start taking care of them early. Plus, starting dental checkups and cleanings early in your child’s life can go a tremendously long way in keeping them from developing a fear of dental visits!