Having good dental experiences at an early age can affect a child’s smile well into adulthood. Many adults fear the dentist because of a poor experience they had as a child. At Benson Dental in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Bruce Benson works with patients of all ages to improve oral health in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Children require extra patience, care, and attention, and our staff understands how to create a calming and friendly environment for young patients. During routine visits, our staff will teach your child how to form good oral hygiene habits. Preventive techniques like this are crucial for avoiding costly procedures and repairs later on. Additionally, we offer special treatments, such as fluoride, to protect children’s teeth from decay.
Children’s Dental Services
Cleanings and Dental Exams
Young children can’t always brush as thoroughly as adults, and Dr. Benson will be able to clean plaque buildup out of hard to reach places. Even if your child still has all their baby teeth, it’s very important to come in for regular cleanings. Bringing children in for cleanings at an early age can foster a healthy relationship with the dentist, reducing the likelihood of developing dental anxiety in the future.
Your dentist will also check for cavities and other signs of dental infection. Losing baby teeth prematurely due to dental decay can affect the position of all the teeth, and painful cavities can be very distracting for children, making it hard for them to eat normally.
As your child ages, Dr. Benson will be able to check on the developing permanent teeth to make sure growth is on track. Many conditions, such as impacted canines, can be prevented if they are detected by a dentist ahead of time.
Some children are more prone to dental infections, even if they are avid brushers and flossers. Genetics, diet, and a variety of other factors can affect your likelihood of developing dental caries. When children are at higher risk for dental caries and other problems, we offer preventive treatments to prevent dental decay. Fluoride treatments can help protect tooth enamel and prevent decay from getting out of control. We offer children’s fluoride treatments here at our practice in Sioux Falls, SD.
Children’s Dental Care at Benson Dental
Every parent wants the best care for their child, and our team understands that each child deserves care that is tailored to fit their needs. We use patient education, kindness, and respect to create a healthy, happy environment for every child that comes into our practice. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our office in Sioux Falls, SD.