Pediatric Dentistry

An Early Start to a Healthy Smile

Enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles starts early, which is why we love welcoming young patients to our office and helping them feel comfortable during their visit. In addition to our fun and welcoming office, with TVs in the exam rooms to help keep them entertained, we also approach treatment with a caring and compassionate chairside manner that helps children feel more at ease. This makes it easier to provide the essential preventive care, like checkups and cleanings, and other treatments (when necessary) in a fast and conservative manner.

The Power of Prevention

Prevention is always important, but for children, it’s especially so. That’s why children’s dental care most often involves routine checkups and cleanings, to carefully removing plaque and tartar from their teeth’s surfaces. This helps prevent the development of issues like cavities, which form from the accumulation of oral bacteria. In addition to professionally cleaning your child’s teeth, we’ll also teach your child the importance of cleaning their teeth twice a day, at home, and use fun lessons to show them how to do it more effectively.

Treatments Made for Children

While prevention is vital, many children still develop cavities or other conditions that must be addressed. However, given the delicate nature of your child’s still-growing teeth and oral structures, treatment must be as conservative as possible. To help keep your child’s smile healthy, we might recommend:

  • Fluoride treatment to strengthen weakened tooth enamel and prevent a cavity.
  • Dental sealants to provide an extra layer of protection against oral bacteria
  • Tooth-colored fillings that blend in with teeth while successfully treating a cavity.
  • Porcelain dental crowns that protect damaged teeth from getting worse.

Make an appointment for your child

With pediatric dental care, we can help you teach your child the important basics of dental health, as well as provide high-quality care specifically for children. To learn more about our children’s dentistry services, schedule a free consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659. We also serve patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.