Pediatric dentistry is all about providing the best possible oral care for kids, from infancy through adolescence. At Renken Dentistry in Springfield, IL, we love children and want them to have a good experience. Just like you, we want to ensure their baby teeth are as healthy as can be as they make way for permanent adult teeth. It is better to repair a primary tooth than having to remove it due to decay. Early care may even help eliminate the need for costly orthodontic treatment as your child’s mouth matures.
Getting children to regular dental visits as toddlers will help them get used to the routine. They will know what to expect and not fear it. Too many people avoid visiting a dentist unless they are in crisis; we want to eliminate that obstacle. In fact, we want children to look forward to coming to see our Springfield pediatric dentists. Kids develop strong oral hygiene as youngsters and the good habits they establish will last throughout their lives.
Since each child is unique, and some have special pediatric dentistry needs, our Springfield pediatric dentists use a variety of approaches and offer a wide range of pediatric dental treatments based on health history, whole development, dental needs and parent preferences.
Renken Dentistry in Springfield offers children the fun, FYSH (Find Your Smile Here) School educational program to teach kids all about dental health and pediatric dentistry. Our FYSH program helps reinforce the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits. By addressing old wives’ tales that may be confusing to children, and taking age appropriate steps, kids gain an understanding of the importance of dental health, gradually.