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Children’s Dentistry – Lovell, WY

Where Young Smiles Can Thrive

Do you need a practice that offers children’s dentistry in Lovell, WY? Fortunately, Dr. Lance Anderson at Lovell Dental offers a wide range of services designed to help your little one’s smile grow and develop with ease. From regular dental checkups and cleanings to fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and even emergency assistance, we are here to ensure your child receives the high-quality dental care they need and deserve. Contact us to find out more about what we have to offer and let us put your child on a path to greater oral health.

Early Childhood Dental Care

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If you want your child to grow up with a healthy smile, there’s no better time to teach them good oral habits than when they are young. Long before adult teeth make their appearance, your child’s baby teeth can set the stage for their future smile. Since primary teeth are often susceptible to tooth decay and cavities, whether it is due to snacking choices or less effective oral hygiene practices, you should make it a priority to help your little one take better care of their teeth and gums.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you schedule your child’s first dental exam by the time they are a year old or when their first tooth erupts. This commitment to early childhood dental care will make a difference in the way they view the dentist’s office and ultimately, their oral health.

Children’s Checkups & Cleanings

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At Lovell Dental, Dr. Anderson and his team use a gentle and compassionate approach when it comes to your child’s dental checkup and cleaning. After thoroughly cleaning and removing any plaque and tartar from their teeth and gums, our dental hygienist will give their pearly whites a final polish, leaving them with a healthy, fresh smile. But before you and your child leave, Dr. Anderson will stop by to examine their oral cavity, checking for any signs that could point to possible growth and development issues, decay, or cavities. It is during these six-month visits that he will also provide you and your child with tips and suggestions on ways to improve oral health at home.

Fluoride Treatment

A dentist holding a mouth mold while instructing a little boy on how to properly brush its teeth

Fluoride treatments are designed to better protect your child’s teeth from potential tooth decay while strengthening their tooth enamel. This quick and painless process is performed during your child’s regular checkup and can consist of either a mouth tray filled with a highly-concentrated fluoride gel, which will be worn for a few minutes, or a fluoride-based oral supplement. No matter which method you choose for your child, the treatment will prove beneficial to your little one’s smile.

Dental Sealants

A little girl sitting in the dentist’s chair and smiling waiting for her fluoride treatment

A child’s back molars are often the most difficult to reach when brushing and flossing. Their minimal dexterity as it pertains to oral hygiene will not fully mature until they are at least 8-10 years of age. For this reason, Dr. Anderson is pleased to provide dental sealants. This plastic-like substance is painted onto the surfaces of your child’s teeth during a regular checkup and cleaning appointment. Not only will it smooth out the surface of the tooth, but it will create a barrier so that plaque and food particles cannot penetrate the grooves and pits of their teeth.

Dental Emergencies for Kids

A little boy smiling at his dentist and preparing to have dental sealants placed on her back teeth

As active as children are, it’s no surprise that accidents can and will happen. Should your little one experience a dental injury, Dr. Anderson offers emergency dentistry services. No matter how well you try and prevent them from happening, it’s important that you remain prepared to address the situation at home while waiting to get them in to see us. From toothaches to knocked-out teeth, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to address your child’s crisis. 

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