Pediatric Dentistry in Columbus, Indiana
Dr. Barr and his staff enjoy working with children while providing preventative care, emergencies, and sports appliances in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dr. Barr will support your child’s preventive care, emergencies, sports appliances, and any other dental issues. Dr. Barr likes to stress to children the importance of good oral hygiene and good nutrition at an early age. His favorite part of working with children is watching them grow up and hearing about their adventures when they come in for each of their appointments.
Children are recommended seeing Dr. Barr for professional teeth cleanings and exams twice a year. The following will be performed at each appointment:
- Oral cancer screening
- Evaluation of periodontal health, gum tissue and bone level health
- Evaluate teeth for fractures or decay
- Occlusal and TMJ screening
- X-rays as needed
- Thorough cleaning and polishing
- Oral hygiene instructions
- Fluoride treatment as needed
- Orthodontic evaluation
It is very important for children to keep their primary(baby teeth) teeth healthy even though they will eventually lose these teeth. Children need to keep primary teeth in place until lost naturally to be able to hold spacing for permanent teeth and help in the aid of speech development.
A Child’s First Visit
Parents are encouraged to bring their children in early so they can become familiar with the office. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should see the dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than the child’s first birthday. The parent and Dr. Barr can discuss how early professional cleanings can be started. Dr. Barr and his staff will create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for your child.