Child Dental Services

Child Dental Services

Most pediatric doctors recommend children have their first visit with a dentist at age 2. We agree!!! As premiere Louisville pediatric dentists, Dr. Chuck Skinner and Dr. Brian Chudleigh  work with children every day. They are trained and equipped to help most patients from ages 2 to 99.

Below is a guide to what routine services may be needed according to age.

Ages 0-2

Ages 0-2:

No dental needed unless otherwise instructed by pediatric doctor

Age 2-4

Age 2-4:

Happy Visit! There may be a cleaning and an exam done at this visit if the child feels comfortable. No x-rays at these appointments.

This visit is usually to help children meet the Dr. and hygienist, get used to the dental operatory and the instruments used (for instance, Mr. Thirsty and the “Squirt gun”).

These visits are usually during a parents hygiene visit and will be at no charge unless we are able to do a full cleaning at that time. Please let us know when scheduling your hygiene appointment so we can allot enough time for the happy visit as well.

Ages 5-7

Ages 5-7:

Children will receive routine cleanings and exams twice a year along with bitewing x-rays (cavity checking x-rays) once a year and a panoramic x-ray to show the development of adult teeth (taken every 3-5 years).

During these visits the dentist will evaluate children to see if Orthodontics (braces) are needed.

Sealants will be recommended to protect adult 1st molars that are growing in.

Ages 8-14

Ages 8-14:

Children will receive routine cleanings and exams twice a year with bitewing x-rays (cavity checking x-rays) once a year.

Sealants will be recommended to protect 2nd molars that are growing in.

Ages 15-18

Ages 15-18:

Children will receive routine cleanings and exams twice a year with bitewing x-rays (cavity checking x-rays) once a year.

A Panoramic x-rays will be recommended to check for 3rd molars (wisdom teeth).

*Other services our office offers are sealants on adult molars, composite (white) fillings on baby and adult teeth, Fluoride, and extractions for baby teeth, orthodontic, and most wisdom teeth.

What is Healthy Start?

The Healthy Start System is: 

  • A series of uniquely designed oral appliances
  • Worn a few hours a day and/or during the night while the child sleeps
  • Promotes nasal breathing 
  • Naturally widens the dental arches and develops the jaw as nature intended
  • Straightens teeth, FDA Approved, Pain-Free, All-Natural alternative to Braces 
  • Develops a permanently positioned dentition with no relapse

Does Your Child Exhibit Any of These Symptoms? 

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Bed Wetting 
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Difficulty in School
  • Overbite/Overjet 
  • Mouth Breathing 
  • Snoring 
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Restless Sleep
  • Nightmares
  • Aggressive Behavior 
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Swollen Adenoids/Tonsils

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!