The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Stop Your Kids’ Cavities Before They Start

Cavity Prevention

Great oral care is the best way to prevent dental cavities in children, and teaching kids good habits early sets the stage for a lifelong healthy smile. Just like a wholesome diet and exercise helps bodies stay fit, good oral hygiene helps prevent child tooth decay. The American Dental Association (ADA) offers great advice for preventing cavities in children. The following tips can help parents develop a healthy dental care routine for kids of any age.

Anti-Cavity Tips for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

  • Clean your baby’s gums with a moistened gauze pad after feeding.
  • When teeth first appear, use a child’s soft toothbrush and plain water to clean them.
  • Begin flossing daily when teeth grow close enough to touch each other.
  • Use only a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Supervise your children until they can brush without swallowing toothpaste.
  • Start dental check-ups at one year of age.

Tips for Older Kids and Adolescents

  • Brush your child’s teeth twice every day and help with flossing until they are six or seven years old; at this age, begin to teach them to brush their own teeth. You may need to supervise them until they are about 10 years old.
  • Schedule regular visits with your dentist to make sure that your child’s oral hygiene routine is effective.
  • Ask your dentist about dental sealants; these are plastic coatings that are applied in areas where tooth decay commonly starts.
  • Remind your kids and adolescents of the importance of good oral hygiene.
  • Educate your older children about the dangers of poor food and beverage choices, oral piercings, and tobacco use.
  • Consider purchasing a mouth guard for kids involved in sports.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Granger.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
My experience at the Granger Dental Center was amazing! Megan Yeager was my hygeinist and she was very knowledgeable, polite, professional, and helpful with how I can improve my dental health.
Nathan Y.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Friendly and fast
Kourtney W.
Number of times I’ve been to office for dentures, always courteous and conscious of my needs. Great people to have working on you.
Gary S.
The staff is very friendly. I always have a good experience when I go there.
Dan L.
Julie takes great care of me
Maryjo W.
The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
Duane B.
Exceptional service by Cheryl
Alex M.
Dr listened to my ideas and concerns before looking at my teeth. He inspired confidence right away. No one has done that before
Ruth H.
You treat your clients with the upmost respect and understanding to there needs.
Roberta E.
The staff and doctor were wonderful and caring.
Trisha T.
Always satisfied with the service experience. Very professional and friendly hygienist and dentist.
Joseph O.
Friendly place very competent staff
Harvey J.
Staff was very knowledgeable and kind!
April S.
Great people and excellent work
Brian N.
So happy to have Dr Cochran back. He is always so caring about his patients.
Barbara W.
So great with food allergies and anxious kiddos. My kid wasn’t nervous at all this time.
Collin L.
Pleased with your service and network.
Jeff K.
friendly and efficient attention
Ivan L.
Quite satisfied but as it was my first visit, I do have limited exposure as of this point in time.
Dennis W.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 807-0438
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