What really sets our practice apart in respect to family dentistry is that we really do our best to make everyone welcome. We see kids who are very young and we see their grandparents who are in their 90s and so we see the whole spectrum of patients. With kids we try to make their first experience as good as possible because the last thing you want is a child to have a bad experience because they will remember that for the rest of their lives.
I get people who come in all the time who say I had an experience when I was ten and I never forgot it and they're now fifty and they have neglected their teeth because they're scared to come to the dentist. We try to make the child experience as good as possible for them to have the most enjoyable experience possible.
You already have a lot on your plate. Driving kids to school and practice, grocery shopping, meeting at work, visits to the in-laws … it’s never-ending. The last thing you need is to visit several different dental offices. At Kirchner Dental, we are a family Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist. We can help your whole family with comprehensive family dentistry solutions.
My Child’s First Visit
When you bring your child to our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office for their first family dentistry appointment, we will clean teeth and conduct a thorough exam. That’s only part of a first appointment, however. It’s very important to help your child feel welcome and safe. That’s why we call the first time a “fun visit.” By making it fun and interesting, we can help your child think positively about dental visits. That means you’ll have an easier time getting them to go in the future.
The Best Way To Prevent Cavities
There is no single “best” way to prevent tooth decay. It takes several things. Brushing and flossing regularly is vital. So is avoiding sugary snacks like soda and candy. That’s because the bacteria behind cavities thrive off of sugar and carbs. But one overlooked key to preventing cavities is to visit our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office every six months. Only dentists have the training and tools necessary to get your teeth truly clean.
Not Every Teenager Needs Metal Braces
When adult teeth come in, they almost always have problems. A tooth can come in crooked. Another could be slightly turned. You can even be missing adult teeth due to some quirk of genetics. You cannot get orthodontic treatments to fix these problems until your teeth have mostly stopped moving. (They actually never completely stop.) That’s why braces are often used with teens — the teeth and bone have developed enough to accept treatment. However, Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist Dr. Kirchner offers a better alternative. ClearCorrect and Invisalign move your teeth like braces, but they are made from clear plastic. They fit comfortably over your teeth and are almost impossible to notice when worn.
My Family Hates Going To The Dentist
Dental anxiety is a real problem. Some people have had bad experiences in the past. Others just heard about bad experiences, and that’s enough to make things hard to deal with. It can impact anyone in your family. There are a few ways we can help. We offer a comfort menu so you can feel relaxed in our office. All of our padded chairs even have massagers built in. To help get past stronger anxiety, you can get nitrous oxide (laughing gas). This induces such a relaxed feeling that most people can get through their treatments with ease.
At Kirchner Dental, your family can get the dental care they need with family dentistry services. Call our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist today at 812-406-0914 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment.