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
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 unfailingly polite and helpful. Also, I would like to single out Julie, my hygienist. A genuinely nice person; I’m always relaxed when she’s working on me.
David L.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
Professional and personal. Facility is top notch.
Chad R.
I had a busted tooth 2 days before Thanksgiving…that I considered an emergency because of the pain and danger of infection. I came to this place with alot of aprehension due to a horrible past […]
Randy H.
Excellent service
Larisa M.
Professionalism.
Anthony K.
Very friendly staff-candy the dental technician is just super
Benjamin W.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
The staff and doctor were wonderful and caring.
Trisha T.
Julia was the best hygienist I’ve ever had in my life. She’s very informative, friendly, and dedicated to ensuring patients have better hygiene tactics. It was truly a great experience. Lastly my […]
Tyler E.
Great customer service and friendly staff.
Brian P.
So great with food allergies and anxious kiddos. My kid wasn’t nervous at all this time.
Collin L.
My hygienist was very sweet and helpful! She was very thorough and answered all of my questions and made my appointment quick and easy.
Jenae L.
every is always very friendly and they do a great job. I enjoy my experience when I am there.
Robyn P.
Dr. Douglas and staff are true professionals!
Todd N.
Everyone was very nice and welcoming. They made my three year old daughters first visit to the dentist very smooth. She is actually excited to come back. :)
Lily C.
The dental assistant really cares about your dental health. She is excellent.
Kathy P.
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
Julie does an excellent job. She is gentle and thorough and very nice.
Jeff S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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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