Children’s Dentistry

How to Give Your Child a Healthy Smile

Children don’t always take dental hygiene seriously, and when they do, they might not be as good at cleaning their teeth as adults are. Because of this, professional children’s dental care is especially important for maintaining their good dental health and avoiding complications with their smiles later in life. Dr. Foust and our team have extensive experience providing exceptional care to children and helping them become accustomed to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. Typically, it is recommended that children see the dentist as early as the first birthday or 6 months after the first tooth erupts.

Providing Dental Care Just for Children

The main focus of children’s dentistry is the same as the focus of your own dental care; to ensure optimal oral health through proper, consistent care and preventive measures. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, that can also include personalized treatments designed to boost your child’s preventive efforts. For instance, Dr. Foust can recommend dental sealants, or thin layers of acrylic that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. Sealants provide a barrier that blocks oral bacteria and food particles from forming plaque and tartar. Fluoride treatment might also be recommended to boost your child’s tooth enamel – the outer layer that provides the first line of defense against harmful plaque and tartar.

Schedule a Dental Appointment for Your Child

With our caring, compassionate, and personalized approach, we’re especially equipped to help children of all ages feel comfortable during every visit. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230. We also welcome patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.