Introducing children to professional dental care before the age of three helps them build a trusting relationship with the dentist. At Braveland Family Dental, we understand the importance of providing positive experiences for kids, modifying our approach according to your child’s personality. Drs. Mark and Michael Schlaefer offer gentle and effective treatments to reduce your child’s risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Some of our pediatric services include:
Thorough Exams – Our dentists perform complete examinations to find small issues before they turn into big problems. While we do offer emergency dental care, we strongly recommend that children are seen every six months to prevent any crisis caused by extensive tooth decay.
Cleanings – Plaque that is missed by a child’s toothbrush can turn into tartar in less than 24 hours. This hard material can’t be cleaned with a toothbrush and must be removed by a dental professional.
Fluoride Treatments and Sealants – When kids are small, they need extra help protecting their teeth. We offer fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth, and sealants to protect them even further.
Orthodontic Assessments and Referrals – If our team suspects a child is at risk for orthodontic issues such as tooth crowding and bite problems, we make the proper referral and work closely with the orthodontist.
Partnering with Parents for Long-Lasting Oral Health
Our warm and caring dentists also educate families on proper brushing and flossing techniques, providing helpful tips to get the most out of their home oral hygiene routine.
By instilling the value of a healthy and beautiful smile, we help you teach your child the importance of careful brushing and flossing. When kids understand that poor oral health can cause discomfort, unattractive teeth, and a loss of confidence, they are motivated to improve at-home dental habits.
To learn more about our children’s dentistry services, call our Burnsville office today!