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Children’s Dentistry in Forest Lake

Where Little Smiles Matter

Children's Dentistry Forest LakeAt Lake Dental, we are proud to offer a wide variety of oral health care services to patients of all ages, from toddlers, right up to the elderly. Just one of these popular services is children’s dentistry, which sees our caring team provide the fun, friendly and gentle dental care that young patients require.

Our approach to dentistry for children is quite unique, as we place a strong emphasis on prevention from such an early age. Through assisting our littlest patients with activities such as brushing and flossing, we are helping them to develop optimal oral health and wellbeing for life.

Easing Your Child’s Dental Anxiety from a Young Age

Just like adults, children should attend the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleans. Not only does this allow our team of dental professionals to monitor their oral health and hygiene, but it also allows us to take immediate action if a concern arises. It is always best to treat oral health issues before they develop into more complex (and therefore, more expensive) problems down the track.

Regular dental check-ups for children also works to prevent dental anxiety from developing at a young age. When your child frequents our dental practice as an infant, they have become familiar with our environment and dentists by the time they are ready for their bi-annual appointments.

It also helps to bring your young child to your own appointments, or even to those of an older sibling. Once they see a loved one undergoing the gentle and friendly dental treatment we provide, they are more likely to feel comfortable in the same scenario.

When Should Your Child Start Seeing the Dentist?

As a general rule, your child should begin regular, bi-annual dental check-ups once their first set of teeth begin to break through. Our dentists are here to assist your child from the very beginning of their dental health journey and we pride ourselves on making visits to our practice a fun, positive, and stress-free experience for all.

What Will Your Child’s First Appointment Involve?

Your child’s first appointment with our Lake Dental team will take just 15 – 30 minutes. During this time, we will gently assess the child’s complete oral health, including their teeth, mouth, jaw, gums, and bite. We will also introduce your child to our friendly team members, as well as help them to become familiar with our dental tools and equipment. They can have a “ride in the chair”, and we’ll count their teeth, and make sure they feel comfortable in the dental office.

As your child becomes older and more of their teeth begin to break through, we will also assist them with developing an effective oral hygiene routine. They’ll love receiving their first tooth brush and joining in on our brushing demonstration!

new patient at lake dentalVisit Your Children’s Dentist in Forest Lake

Are you ready to schedule your child’s first appointment at Lake Dental? Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can help your little one to develop a healthy smile!
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