Children's Dentistry – Montgomery, MN
Compassionate, Gentle Dental Care
As a parent, you strive to set the right foundation for your child to develop a lifelong, healthy smile. You ensure they brush and floss their teeth while providing a well-balanced diet. In addition to home care, your child also needs care from a children’s dentist. The American Dental Association recommends children have their first dental appointment before the age of two. However, it is best to schedule their initial visit after the first baby tooth erupts. The sooner your child develops a relationship with their dentist, the better. Dr. Iverson offers children’s dentistry in Montgomery, MN to ensure your child develops and maintains a healthy, beautiful smile.
Dentistry for Children
The primary teeth play an important role in your child’s ability to eat and speak correctly. In addition, they act as placeholders for the adult teeth. The baby teeth require care to promote oral functions and the healthy development of the permanent teeth. With regular care from a dentist, Dr. Iverson helps foster oral health while catering to the specific needs of children.
As a children’s dentist in Montgomery, Dr. Iverson offers comfortable and personalized care to children to ensure they look forward to visiting the dentist. With a trusted relationship, children learn the importance of oral care and develop a commitment to maintain dental health throughout life.
Preventive Dentistry for Children
In addition to home oral hygiene, your child needs to have their teeth professionally cleaned every six months. This allows us to remove plaque and tartar accumulations from the teeth that have been missed with brushing and flossing. This reduces the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. It also provides Dr. Iverson with an opportunity to discuss oral hygiene habits to make recommendations for improvement.
At each preventive appointment, a comprehensive examination is also performed. This allows Dr. Iverson to monitor the health and development of the teeth. By doing so, potential dental concerns are detected earlier for prompt intervention. This decreases the need for invasive treatments in the future. X-rays and a clinical examination are preformed to promote your child’s dental health.
During the examination, Dr. Iverson may recommend extra preventive measures, such as fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatments are noninvasive and help to strengthen the enamel to prevent tooth decay. We often recommend dental sealants are applied to cavity-prone areas, like the back molars. By applying the protective barrier to hard-to-reach places, we are better able to prevent tooth decay.
Comprehensive Dental Care for the Whole Family
Dr. Iverson and his caring dental team strive to create generations of healthy smiles. We provide dentistry for the entire family, including young children. We cater to the unique oral health and comfort needs of children to make dental care a positive experience. With good oral hygiene habits at home and regular dental care, we will create the right foundation for lifelong dental health. Together, we will ensure your child develops and maintains a healthy, beautiful smile.
To benefit from complete dentistry for children, contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment.