Believe it or not, there’s a difference between a family dentist and a childrens dentist. While a family dentist most likely sees patients of all ages, they don’t necessarily specialize in young patients. A dentist for kids understands how to work with young children and can quickly tell when they’re becoming anxious or overwhelmed and knows how to help them feel at ease. At Renken Dentistry, we specialize in working with children of all ages and have even developed our own program to teach our youngest Taylorville IL patients about dentistry while helping them develop healthy dental hygiene habits.
As a childrens dentist, we feel it’s essential to get kids used to routine visits to the dentist as soon as possible to provide them with the best possible foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health. Many children develop anxieties relating to dental care, and often these children grow up to become fearful adults who avoid the dentist at all costs. We understand that dental care can appear scary when there are so many misconceptions and myths that are perpetuated through television and pop culture, so we work to help clarify dentistry and teach them the importance of routine dental care.
Teach Your Children The Importance Of Dental Health
Children are more likely to learn and feel comfortable when they’re having fun. Our FYSH (Find Your Smile Here) School program also makes us the perfect dentist for toddlers! We teach our young patients about dental health in an interactive, age-appropriate environment with other kids. We provide fun and engaging activities that encourage children to become actively involved with their own dental health, making kids not only excited to visit us but also excited to brush and floss their teeth – as well as share their dental knowledge with their friends!
While we’re a specialized childrens dentist, we’re also the perfect office for the entire family. We offer comprehensive services for Taylorville IL patients of all ages, from general dentistry services like dental fillings, fluoride treatments, and orthodontics to cosmetic procedures like Zoom! Teeth whitening, ceramic veneers, and dental implants. Contact us today at 217-483-7177 to book your appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your child!