Children’s Dentistry

Dental Care for Young Smiles

There are many tips and tricks that can help make teaching your child about dental hygiene easier and more fun. However, there’s no shortcut to helping children grow comfortable with visiting the dentist on a regular basis or undergoing dental treatment when necessary. Children’s dentistry is a mix of specially designed dental care that focuses on children’s specific concerns, along with a warm, welcoming chairside manner that helps them feel comfortable and excited about visiting the dentist. We can also help make your child’s dental education easier by showing you some of the tips for teaching them to care for their teeth properly.

Children’s Dentistry Treatments

Like all dentistry, the main goal of children’s dental care is successful prevention of dental challenges. Avoiding issues like cavities, gum disease, and bite misalignment can help them avoid the need for extensive corrective treatment or more severe issues with their developing permanent teeth. Along with routine checkups and cleanings, some of the most common children’s dental treatments we perform are dental sealants and fluoride treatment. Dental sealants are a thin, biocompatible shield of acrylic that the dentist layers onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. The layer stops oral bacteria and food from getting stuck in the crevices on the chewing surface. Fluoride treatments, which are also applied topically, give tooth enamel a boost by providing minerals that bond with and strengthen the outer layer of your child’s teeth.

Help Your Child Enjoy a Healthier Smile

Like good hygiene, excellent dental care should begin early in life, and our office is happy to help children of all ages learn to keep their smiles healthy for life. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.