Sioux Falls Children’s Dentistry
Our children mean the world to us, and we know yours do too. At Family Dentistry of Sioux Falls, we are dedicated to helping parents and kids in our community achieve and maintain healthy, happy smiles and keep them for life. Many parents think they need to take their kids to a pediatric dentistry specialist. Actually, for most kids, a family dental office is a better option. By entrusting the same dentist with your child’s oral health care throughout their dental development, you know the dentist will have a complete understanding of the child’s oral health. This means, any areas for concern will be noticed right away. Additionally, there is no need to make a potentially stressful transition into an adult practice after your child’s adult teeth emerge. Instead, kids are familiar with their dentist and develop positive associations with their dental care that last a lifetime. If you’re new to Sioux Falls or the surrounding communities, call our office to find out more about family dentistry or schedule your child’s first appointment today.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Just as we recommend adult patients visit our office twice a year to keep their smiles healthy, kids should visit us at least every six months to ensure they maintain the optimal oral health. During a six month dental checkup, kids will receive a thorough examination, teeth cleaning, and kids and parents will discuss their ongoing oral health, creating a plan in partnership with the dentist and hygienist to keep their smiles healthy for life.
Oral Hygiene & Patient Education
Kids are busy learning all the time. The most basic daily routines are all new for our youngest patients, and when it comes to brushing, flossing, and keeping their smiles healthy, our team is here to help. Our dentists and hygienists know from years of experience that an educated patient is a happy patient. We take the time to answer kids’ dentistry questions (all of them!), and we make at-home hygiene fun. Our skilled team members will show kids how to brush and floss, recommend oral hygiene products, and partner with you to help kids develop and maintain healthy smiles for life.
A family dentist is a great option for a child’s dental care. Some pediatric dentistry practices can be really uncomfortable for adults, but adult practices are often sterile and intimidating for kids. At Distinctive Dentistry, we work hard to create an atmosphere where both kids and adults feel welcome. The best way to ensure every patient feels at home in the dental office is to provide treatment that focuses on the individual. Your child will receive our full attention throughout their time in our office, and our team will create a treatment plan as unique as your child’s beautiful smile.
Comprehensive Dentistry Services
We offer complete dental care for kids. Some of the comprehensive dentistry services we provide include:
- Dental sealants – clear coatings that protect teeth from decay caused by plaque and tartar buildup
- Fluoride treatments – to strengthen teeth and prevent decay, topical fluoride is applied to fortify tooth enamel
- Emergency dentistry – kids often experience dental emergencies including sports related injuries, and we’re here to help with same day emergency care whenever patients needs us
- Dental sedation – we offer a range of sedation dentistry options to make sure your child’s dental experiences are always pain and stress free