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
Julie does an excellent job. She is gentle and thorough and very nice.
Jeff S.
The people and their competence.
Debra K.
Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. My whole family now goes here.
Sonya M.
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 hygenist (Katie) was excellent
Ronald K.
Always satisfied with the service experience. Very professional and friendly hygienist and dentist.
Joseph O.
I’ve been a patient for greater then 20 years. First because they were conveniently located to my home but I’ve stayed due to the excellent care. Dr Douglas and the staff are always […]
Don C.
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.
My family and I just recently moved to this area. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful and caring staff. EVERYONE from the receptionist to the dentist to everyone in between were […]
Lisa C.
Nice place. Everyone there is very friendly. They really try to make you comfortable
Frank S.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Knowledge of the employees and their kindness and consideration.
Gayle G.
Pleased with your service and network.
Jeff K.
Great place, really make you feel comfortable.
Highway J.
Kind people, clean facilities.
Jared D.
friendly and efficient attention
Ivan L.
Very friendly people! Fantastic service!
Karen W.
Friendly and they know what they are doing
Dennis B.
Great people and excellent work
Brian N.
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.
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
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  • Phone: (574) 807-0438
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