Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members here in Clarksville, TN are experienced in all aspects of children’s dentistry. We are here to provide outstanding patient care, and we value the trust you have placed in us to take care of your child.
Our welcoming facility is state of the art and contains the most modern equipment available to deliver our young patients the very best service possible. We aim to meet or exceed the highest quality standards of safety and infection control.
Dr. Dave Hippensteel here at Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles in Clarksville, Tennessee is a second-generation dentist with over 30 years of general and cosmetic dentistry experience. Using only the latest techniques and procedures, there’s no better place for your child or teen to get treatment.
When it comes to the health of your child’s primary teeth, there is no better time than now to start practicing excellent oral hygiene. Children’s dental care ensures your child stays healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases. Your child should have his or her first dental visit by the time he or she turns one to two years of age. Dr. Dave and his staff will keep your child’s teeth healthy by removing plaque build-up and food debris that may be stuck in their teeth. This is an important part of dental care, as it prevents bacteria from continuing to grow, which eventually could lead to other dental diseases. We’ll help make regular visits to the dentist a fun adventure yielding tooth-friendly rewards.
Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment for caries in mother and child
Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations
Habit counseling such as pacifier use and thumb sucking
Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth
Repair of tooth cavities or other defects
Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, ADHD and others
Management of gum diseases and conditions including ulcers and pediatric periodontal disease
Care for dental injuries such as fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth
At Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles, we strongly believe that dental care is essential for giving children the proper foundation for a healthy life, from childhood through adolescence and beyond.
We are committed to arming patients with the latest information and data regarding their children’s dental and oral healthcare.
Our services are focused on educating children and families to help develop healthy habits and prevent tooth decay. However if problems arise, we have the ability to repair and restore your child’s smile. Routine check-ups and cleanings for our patients are recommended every six months unless an alternate treatment plan is recommended. We are committed to serving the next generation here in Clarksville, TN for years to come.
Dr. Dave and his knowledgeable staff will provide you with expert tips on how to take care of your child’s teeth at home. We will show you and your child the proper way to floss and brush your teeth along with additional information based on the unique dental needs of your child. Addressing your child’s eating habits and what parents should do to help protect their child’s teeth and gums is also very important. As a general precaution, parents should keep their children away from foods rich in sugar and starch. In addition, children should never go to sleep while nursing or with juice or milk in their bottle.
Primary teeth are important, as developmental stages imperative to your child’s future dental health depend on them. Dentistry for children provides parents a plan for oral care so that they will have excellent dental hygiene as they mature. We look forward to treating your child and providing a blueprint for you and your loved ones to follow as time moves on.