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Keep your smile healthy at Bonness Family Dentistry in Camby and Terre Haute, IN
A healthy mouth promotes a healthy life. Recent research confirms that bacteria from the mouth can travel through the blood stream and increase your risk for serious problems such as heart attack, stroke, memory loss, and complications during pregnancy.
By visiting us every six months for professional hygiene and a thorough check up, you’re keeping your teeth and gums free of dental disease, andallowing us to treat any areas of concern such as gum disease or TMJ disorder.
Children’s Dentistry Services – Nurturing Optimal Oral Health for Your Child
We love working with families, especially kids! Our children’s dentistry program shows kids that dental care can be fun and helps them – and their parents – learn the proper way to care for their teeth. Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as two years old.
You may want to bring your child to your dental checkup when he or she is about two so that your child can become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. Your child’s independent checkup at age three will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection and periodontal exam. The dentist will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other areas of concern.
As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach oral homecare techniques so that your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. The dentist may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants and fluoride supplements are quick and easy protective measures that can save your little one from cavities.