Washington Street Dentistry clinic in Indianapolis offers pediatric care
At Washington Street Dentistry, serving patients and their families from Indianapolis, New Palestine, Greenfield, and nearby communities, Dr. Matthew Church and our gentle dental team understand that children have special needs in regard to oral health care. We love our tiniest patients and appreciate having the opportunity to care for generations of families in our area.
We encourage parents to bring their children in to our welcoming and fun dental clinic as early as the age of one year old, or just after baby teeth begin to emerge. Not only does this allow our clinicians the opportunity to follow the healthy development of children’s teeth, but it also creates a positive experience in the dental chair which will help avoid dental anxiety in the future. Children learn best when they are relaxed and comfortable. That is why we use a process called “Tell-Show-Do.”
Tell-Show-Do is a technique that creates a higher level of confidence and assurance for children. Dr. Church provides a verbal description of a procedure, “tell,” in age-appropriate language so that the child understands what will be happening and why. “Show” is a demonstration that addresses the child’s sight, sound, smell, and touch sensations. “Do” is the performance of the procedure exactly as it was explained to the child, without variation. The Tell – Show – Do technique may be used on adults as well as children to familiarize and desensitize them to reduce apprehension. Combined with Dr. Church’s natural and engaging personality and the calm and friendly manner of our staff, Tell-Show-Do has been very successful and effective.
Some of our specialized pediatric services include:
- Education, such as:
- Custom-designed daily oral hygiene plan
- Recommendations on the appropriate toothpaste and toothbrush
- Prevention of cavities and gum disease
- Professional cleaning and gentle examination, including a treat
- Topical fluoride application and sealants
Washington Street Dentistry offers a complete array of pediatric, family, cosmetic, reconstructive, sedation, and emergency dentistry. To learn more about our pediatric services, contact us today at (317) 333-6788 or through our convenient online scheduling request program.