Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry services offered in Fort Wayne and Huntington, IN

Children’s dentistry, or pediatric dentistry, provides preventive and general oral health care for kids of all ages, from infants to teens. At Marvel Dental in Fort Wayne and Huntington, Indiana, the team of experienced children’s dentists offers full-service pediatric dentistry, including teeth cleaning, dental X-rays, orthodontics, and sealants. Call the nearest Marvel Dental office to schedule an appointment for your child, or book an appointment online today. 

Children’s Dentistry Q&A

When should I schedule a children's dentistry appointment for my child?

The Marvel Dental team recommends scheduling children’s dentistry for your child shortly after their first birthday or as soon as their first baby teeth start coming in –– whichever happens first. Even though your baby won’t remember their initial visit, establishing routine checkups from a young age is key to good oral health. 

What services does children’s dentistry include?

The Marvel Dental team offers various children’s dentistry services, including:

Oral exams

Oral exams assess the health of your child’s teeth and gums. The Marvel Dental team uses a handheld mirror to look for cavities, gum disease, and other potential problems during an exam. If they identify any issues, they order additional testing. 

Preventive teeth cleaning

Preventive teeth cleaning removes plaque –– a film of saliva, food, and bacteria –– from the surfaces of your child’s teeth and beneath their gums. It’s important to schedule regular teeth cleanings, even if your child brushes and flosses. Build-up between the teeth, especially toward the back of the mouth, is hard to remove without professional assistance.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays use digital sensors to capture detailed photos of your child’s tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar (the bone that supports their upper teeth). X-rays help the Marvel Dental team identify underlying problems, like impacted wisdom teeth, deep cavities, and tooth pulp infections.

Dental sealants

Sealants are thin plastic coatings the Marvel Dental team applies to the teeth at the back of your child’s mouth. Sealants prevent plaque from building up and reduce the risk of cavities. 


The Marvel Dental team might recommend orthodontics if your child has crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment uses metal braces or removable plastic aligners to improve the position of your child’s teeth and jaws. 

Restorative dentistry

If your child has a cavity, Marvel Dental might recommend a restoration, like a dental filling or a crown. Crowns and fillings repair your child’s teeth, preventing the need for extractions. 

How often should parents schedule children’s dentistry for their kids?

The Marvel Dental team recommends scheduling a children’s dentistry appointment for your little one at least twice a year. Many oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease, develop slowly over time. Regular visits to Marvel Dental catch them early and prevent them from worsening.

Call the nearest Marvel Dental office to schedule a children’s dentistry appointment, or book a visit online today.