Preventative Care in Terre Haute, IN

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Preventative Care & Education

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For our pediatric dentists…Learn more about our dentist… in Terre Haute, preventative care starts from your child’s very first appointment.

It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that babies are seen by a pediatric dentist by age one. This first visit is a “show and tell” visit for you and your child. It’s best for your child to have a pleasant first experience with the dental team. This sets the stage for a positive relationship moving forward.

We help achieve this goal by:

  • Establishing a dental home
  • Providing multiple kid-friendly preventative services
  • Offering fun oral health and education from our highly experienced dental team
  • Outlining nutritional guidance for a healthy and happy smile
  • Being the ultimate brushing and flossing coaches

To protect your child’s smile, we recommend bringing them to see us around their first birthday. We’ll then create a regular schedule of check-ups (usually every six months).

Remember, early prevention can help us discover and treat small dental issues before they become big problems. As always,
“Smiles Start Here” at Dentistry Just For Kids.

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Dental Evaluations

Our pediatric dentists encourage parents to establish a “dental home” for their kids by age one. Of course, there’s no better place for those little smiles than Dentistry Just For Kids + TK Orthodontics…Learn more about us on the homepage…. Our main objective is to give your children access to superior dental care in an atmosphere they will love!

Through regular check-ups, your child can achieve long-lasting oral health. During these appointments, we’ll evaluate your child’s:

  • Overall Health and Oral Development
  • Jaw Alignment
  • Gum Health
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Teeth Alignment
  • Bite Function

Don’t worry! We always adapt our exams to meet your child’s specific needs and comfort level. We not only create healthy smiles, but we make sure those are happy smiles too.

Oral Hygiene

The best oral hygiene routines start at home. However, your pediatric specialists can definitely help with a thing or two.

When you bring your child for a visit, our team will assess your child’s individual needs and review their daily hygiene routine.

We’ll then thoroughly clean your child’s teeth and apply a fluoride varnish.

Rest assured, we are a judgment-free practice. We educate and provide friendly advice that will improve their oral hygiene in a fun and interactive way. We are in this together!


For our young patients, brushing their teeth and reaching the back molars can prove to be difficult.

These teeth have small pits or fissures on the surface where food can easily become stuck – often leading to cavities and decay.

Sealants are our greatest line of defense to prevent cavities from forming in the permanent molars.

When ready our dental team will place the(sealant), clear protective coating into the deep pits and grooves of those molars.

Once hardened, sealants enable your child to brush away any food debris that would have previously become stuck. It is like a special shield for your child’s tooth and acts as the first line of defense.

Jami F. (Patient's Mom)

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You get high-quality professionalism from the moment we step foot in the door. The staff was warm and friendly and made us feel at home! Everyone was courteous and had a smile on their faces. Their level of happiness was inviting and made our appointment less stressful!

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1107 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807