Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Fort Wayne and Huntington, IN

Pediatric dentistry puts your child’s dental concerns and needs at the center of focus. At Marvel Dental, the team offers  pediatric dentistry services to prevent dental problems and help protect your child’s smile for years to come. To learn more about pediatric dentistry options and how it can help your child, schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office in Fort Wayne and Huntington, Indiana, or booking online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on providing comprehensive oral health care and treatment for infants, children, and adolescents. At Marvel Dental, the team provides a kid-friendly environment so your child can feel comfortable in the dentist chair. 

Whether your child needs routine teeth cleaning or to fill a cavity, the team at Marvel Dental has the necessary skill and experience to relieve dental anxiety and fears about dental treatment.

What are the different types of pediatric dentistry issues?

At Marvel Dental, the team provides a wide range of services to meet your child’s dental needs and goals. Your child might need treatment for: 

  • Cavities 
  • Bad bites or misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth 
  • Dental injuries, such as fractured or knocked-out teeth
  • Teeth grinding 
  • Overly-retained teeth

The team can help prevent cavities (tooth decay) and gum disease with thorough teeth cleanings and routine dental exams. They can also assess your child’s teeth alignment and find out whether they can benefit from fillings, dental sealants, fluoride treatment, or orthodontics. 

When do babies and toddlers need pediatric dentistry?

While your baby’s teeth are developing, it’s vital to set a strong foundation for healthy teeth to emerge. Your provider at Marvel Dental can offer recommendations for common dental issues such as teething and thumb-sucking. 


Babies suck for comfort which is perfectly natural and won’t harm their oral health. Though, when your toddler’s front teeth start to break through the gums, thumb-sucking should be stopped as it can cause issues with growth and teeth alignment.


Teething is when your baby’s teeth finally emerge from the gumline. Teething pain can be alleviated by gently rubbing your baby’s gums with either a clean finger, cool small metal spoon, or wet gauze. A teething ring may help as well.

How can my child maintain their oral health?

Your child can maintain their oral health in several ways. At Marvel Dental, the team may recommend your child to: 

Brush regularly 

The team often recommends children to brush twice a day and floss daily. It may help to brush along with your child to get them in the habit of brushing their teeth regularly. 

Eat nutritious foods 

Good nutrition with a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and dairy products in your child’s diet are crucial for proper bone, gum, and teeth development. Also, it’s important that your child limits sugar, which promotes tooth decay.

To learn more about pediatric dentistry, schedule an appointment at Marvel Dental by calling the nearest office or booking online today.