As you know, it’s very important to instill good oral hygiene habits in your kids from a young age. To get some professional assistance in teaching your kiddos the importance of caring for their smile, book a family dentistry appointment at Northwest Dental Group during National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) by calling 507-315-2932 today.
For your convenience, we see patients of all ages at both of our Rochester, MN locations. You won’t have to drive to multiple locations to get all the specific dental treatments that you and your loved ones need. We even provide free dental cleanings and exams for children that are under three years old!
We accept a large variety of payment options to make covering the cost of your family’s dental care a little less stressful for you. We even take third-party financing from CareCredit for patients who don’t currently have dental insurance. If you’re able to fully pay for your care with cash or check on the day of service, we can even give you a five percent discount.
If you’re interested, you can choose to sign up for our Dental Assistance Savings Plan. You can enroll a single person or the whole family and pay for your routine dental check-ups and cleanings with predictable monthly installments instead of one lump sum on the day of treatment.
We know how hectic and even frustrating it can be to keep track of your family’s various schedules. To make booking visits less of a hassle, we offer some flexible appointment times that many other dentists don’t. Both of our offices are open early at 7:00 a.m. every weekday and also stay open late until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursdays. We also offer Saturday appointments at our location at:
1615 14th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Bring Your Little One In For Kid-Friendly Family Dentistry
Anytime is a great time to teach your kiddo just how important it is to maintain great oral health habits, but dentists all around the country celebrate NCDHM in February to spread even more awareness than usual.
We can provide a variety of resources for you and offer our professional advice to help you educate yourself and your child about good oral hygiene techniques and practices. If your child is not already, they should complete the following oral hygiene tasks each day:
- Gently but thoroughly brush all of their teeth using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste at least twice a day
- Floss between all of their little chompers at least once a day
- Use a mouthwash or rinse that has been approved by the American Dental Association if desired or recommended
They should also visit Northwest Dental Group every six months to get a thorough dental cleaning and exam. Not only will we clean their little pearly whites more thoroughly than they ever could on their own, we’ll also check for signs of potential problems and treat them as soon as possible so the issue will be easier and more affordably addressed.
Whether it’s your child’s first dental visit or they’re an old pro at seeing the dentist, we will do all we can to ensure they are comfortable when visiting us. Establishing positive associations with the dentist from a young age is very important, especially in attempting to prevent your child from developing any level of dental anxiety.
We offer many different types of services for children and teenagers, including:
- Preventive dentistry, which allows us to block issues from occurring in the first place thanks to nutritional counseling, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and more
- Tooth fillings to repair cavities
- Custom athletic mouthguards to protect smiles from various forms of dental injuries that might otherwise occur while your kids are getting active
If you’d like some tips for helping your kiddos develop good oral hygiene skills, we’d be happy to chat with you. There are various techniques you can try to make brushing teeth fun for your child, like playing a favorite song for two minutes. We can also demonstrate proper brushing technique for your children.
Our entire time is great with kids and we’ll do all we can to make visits pleasant. We’ll greet your children with warm smiles when you arrive and answer any questions their curious little minds can cook up.
To treat your kids to gentle and friendly family dentistry, call Northwest Dental Group at 507-315-2932 to book a visit with us. You can also swing by either of our Rochester, MN dentist offices in person when we are open for business or fill out our online form at any time to schedule or ask questions.