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Pediatric Dentistry

Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most common childhood disease.  Early examination and preventitve care will protect your childs smile now and in the future.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reccomends a dental checkup at least twice a year for most children.  Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity free.  Teeth cleanings remove debris that build up on the teeth, irritate the gums, and cause decay.  Fluoride treatements renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthening teeth and preventing cavities.  Hygiene instructions improve your childs brushing and flossing, leading to cleaner teeth and healthier gums.


Preventive dentistry helps maintain general health and gives children confidence in their appearance.   Preventive dentistry also means less extensive and less expensive treatments for your child.


Dr. John Rippy has four boys ages 8, 5, 3 and 6 months old.  He knows first hand how children can be nervous about visiting the doctor or dentist.  He understands how to engage children and make them comfortable during their dental visit.  It is important to him and all of the staff at Rippy Familiy Dentistry that your child's dental experience be a positive one that will build a foundation for a lifetime of good oral care. 

Start your child now on a lifetime of good dental habits.

Call 615-451-9300 today to schedule an appointment for your child. Located in Gallatin, TN, our dental office also serves patients from Hendersonville, Portland, Lebanon, and surrounding communities 

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