Pediatric Dentistry in Bardstown

Nothing is more important than your child’s health. Keeping your little one cavity-free and avoiding common dental health issues is the best way to ensure a carefree smile as your child grows. Routine pediatric appointments, cleanings, and exams will help you encourage proper hygiene habits at home and ensure that any dental issues are caught and addressed early. Regular visits will also get your child acquainted with dental appointments from a young age so they aren’t fearful or anxious about the dentist when they get older.

A patient is having panoramic x-rays at walton family dentistry

What To Expect At Your First Visit

What happens during pediatric appointments depends on the age of your child. For younger children, Dr. Walton will examine their teeth and gums, ensure that their oral development is on track, and check for cavities. Older children and teenagers will receive a gentle cleaning, and depending on what Dr. Walton sees during their exam, he may recommend x-rays to get a more thorough picture of your child’s dental health. No matter how old your child is, you can trust that they will receive friendly, compassionate care at Walton Family Dentistry and that our team will go above and beyond to make sure they enjoy their appointment.

The Doctor/Patient Relationship  

We are a relationship-based practice, which means that we take the time to get to know you and your family so we can provide highly personalized care and an optimal dental experience. Developing a meaningful relationship with Dr. Walton while your child is young will help us track their oral development and catch any dental health issues early on. As your local family dentist in Bardstown, Dr. Walton will enthusiastically introduce your little one to dental care and make each visit fun and informative.

Finding A Dental Home

Our team feels honored that you would consider Walton Family Dentistry for pediatric care. We strive to be a resource for parents in Bardstown when it comes to dental health, so we offer comprehensive pediatric services from fluoride treatments to root canals and emergency care. If you ever have any questions about your child’s oral health and hygiene, don’t hesitate to call or stop by! You can reach us at (502) 610-0151 and visit our office at 121 S Salem Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004.


What is the difference between family dentistry and pediatric dentistry?

A pediatric dentist has completed specialized training on common (and uncommon) oral problems that children  face and how to treat and/or prevent these types of problems in children.

Is pediatric dentistry an age-defined specialty?

Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and specialty preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

Can a 2.5-year-old go to the dentist?

Many resources will advise parents to bring babies to the dentist as soon as they get their first tooth. While babies/children at this age CAN go to the dentist, especially if a parent feels or sees anything that is a concern to them, at our office we recommend children start coming about the age of 3. This allows us to create good memories and the child can usually tolerate having someone in their space by that age.