Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry in Aberdeen, SD from Aberdeen Smiles is one of the best gifts you can give your child. At our Aberdeen, SD dental office, your child will enjoy an compassionate level of care, as Dr. Drake, Dr. Fettig, and our team take care of your child’s teeth. We are a fun, friendly dental office with a play area your little one can enjoy before their appointment. And you can relax in our massage chairs and enjoy a complimentary paraffin wax while you wait!  For pediatric dentistry in Aberdeen, SD, call our dental office at 605-277-9049 to set up an appointment for your child.

Caring for Young Smiles Through Children’s Dentistry

Our compassionate dental team is dedicated to making sure that your child’s smile is healthy and happy. Helping them learn the proper way to care for their teeth while also keeping a close eye on their dental health is important to us.

We offer children’s dentistry / pediatric dentistry services such as:

  • Teeth Cleanings
  • Dental Exams
  • X-rays (when needed)
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Sealants
  • Cavity Treatment with Tooth Fillings

When Should My Child Have Their First Dental Appointment?

Your child should see the dentist for the first time by the age of six months, or when their first tooth starts coming in. Aberdeen Smiles takes a different approach to this first appointment than many other children’s dentists. Your child’s first dental appointment is when we can help you understand what you can do to maintain their oral health. We will go over the importance of nutrition, not only for your child but for you, the parent, as well. Your kids are always watching you and learning from you. Set a good example.

Does Thumb Sucking Hurt My Child’s Teeth?

If your child sucks their thumb for too long, it could have a damaging effect on the alignment of their front teeth. Breaking your child of this habit early will help safeguard their smile against future orthodontic treatment.

How Do I Help My Child Through the Teething Phase?

There are several things you can do as a parent to help your child through the painful teething phase. Rubbing their gums will help ease their pain. You can also ask us about using age-appropriate pain medications.

Aberdeen Smiles Will Take Great Care of Your Child’s Smile

Dr. Drake and Dr. Fettig will take wonderful care of your child. Call our Aberdeen, SD office today at 605-277-9049 to schedule an appointment for  pediatric dentistry in Aberdeen, SD for your son or daughter. You can use our online form to schedule the appointment as well.

Dr. Drake is a board member of TSC Dental Hygiene School and previously served as a board member for the American Cancer Society.

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