Kids Dentistry in Mound, MN
One of the greatest benefits of having a nice smile is how it can lead to a big boost in confidence. We also know how important healthy self-image is for children and teenagers. We want to help kids get bright, attractive smiles they’ll want to show off and that’ll give them confidence to take on the day.Make Appointment
Kids DentistryMany children aren’t thrilled about going to the dentist, and some are even anxious or afraid of dental appointments. Our team always treats younger patients with sensitivity and compassion, because we want them to feel relaxed and safe while in our care. We also believe in providing gentle dentistry, which helps children feel comfortable throughout their appointment. At our family dental care practice, we believe that kids who grow up with positive dental experiences are more likely to maintain a lifetime of great oral health.
A Real Family DentistBoth the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advise that children have an established dental home by the time they are one year old. Our dental clinic makes sure to use kid-friendly vocabulary when explaining dental care so they understand why dental care is important without making it seem like scary business. If it makes them feel more comfortable, your child is also welcome to touch the dental tools we use so they can see that there is nothing to be worried about!
A Dental Clinic Made for KidsTo make your child’s visit to West Lakes Dentistry even more fun, we have TVs in every treatment room, a special kids’ play area, and a treasure chest full of toys that younger patients can pick a surprise from after their appointment.
Dental Health Habit Counseling & AppliancesThumb sucking is a common behavior for infants and toddlers, if this habit continues on for long, it can actually lead to crooked teeth or even misalignment. When there’s constant pressure against the upper front teeth from the thumb, it can make those teeth shift towards the lip or develop incorrectly. This in turn can have effects on your child’s bite alignment as well as jaw and bone growth. If your child still has a thumb sucking habit when they are past the age of three, we recommend that you come in for a professional evaluation. If we notice a concern, we’ll give you some suggestions on how to gently help your child break the habit.
Custom MouthguardsDoes your child play sports? West Lakes Dentistry can create a plastic mouth guard that will protect your child’s teeth, gums, and lips from injury during contact sports. They can even help prevent more serious injuries to the face, jaw, and head! We custom make these athletic mouthguards from soft material for maximum comfort. Ask us about our athletic mouthguard program and special pricing!
Dental SealantsWe use dental sealants to fill in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Doing this prevents food particles from getting stuck in the crevices and eventually causing cavities. The process of applying a dental sealant is fast and painless, and having them can protect your child’s teeth for years. You can ask our family dentist about sealants for your child’s mouth at your next appointment.
Dental Treatments for Children
- Preventive Care
- Dental Sealants
- Athletic Mouthguards
- Oral Health Counseling