Having four children himself, Dr. Dave understands the importance of instilling good oral habits in kids at an early age. He is also aware of the struggles parents may face when trying to maintain these habits as they get older. Think of Dr. Dave as your partner in your child’s dental care. We encourage you to bring your child to our office when his or her first tooth appear but no later than his or her first birthday. During this first visit (which we call “Baby and Me” visit), your baby will get to know Dr. Dave and our team, to help put him or her at ease. We will examine your baby’s teeth and gums gently and thoroughly, as well as give you valuable tips on how to clean their mouth.
After the first visit, your child should visit Dr. Dave for routine dental checkups and cleanings every six months to prevent cavities and decay from forming. Dental exams are also important to monitor your child’s developing teeth and ensure they are growing in properly. If a problem is detected, we can address it promptly.
As children grow, so do their dental needs. Brushing, flossing and seeing the dentist are still important during the adolescent and teenage years. Cavities become more common during these years, and can be treated with fillings or crowns. Common dental services for teenagers include the following:
Regular dental exams with Dr. Dave Hippensteel are essential to make sure that oral health problems are detected and treated in a timely manner. At our dental office in Clarksville, TN, the oral health of children and young adults is our top concern. Our team wants to make sure that your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful. From regular teeth cleanings and exams to restorative procedures, all of your dental needs can be met at Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles.
Let Dr. Dave and our trusted team help you and your family enjoy healthier and brighter smiles. To schedule an appointment for your child or family member age 21 and younger, please contact our Clarksville, TN practice.