Children’s Dentistry

With regular dental visits and good oral hygiene habits, your children’s teeth can last them a lifetime. However, if necessary, our dentists in Gillette, WY at Mountain West Dental, offer many services to care for your children’s teeth, including those below.

Dental Sealants

To prevent cavities to your child’s teeth, our dentists can seal them so that plaque and decay-causing bacteria cannot get to them. They can brush a dental sealant over their premolars and molars to prevent decay and keep their teeth healthy for at least a decade.

Fluoride Treatments

Although most cities have fluoride in their water supplies, some smaller towns do not. If yours is one that doesn’t and your child’s teeth show signs of decay, one of our dentists at Mountain West Dental can treat their teeth with fluoride in the form of a gel, solution, foam, or varnish. In severe cases, they may recommend dental appointments every three months to keep their teeth cavity-free.

Friendly Atmosphere

Our dentists that work with children in Gillette, WY offer a kid-friendly atmosphere with a waiting room that has children’s books and magazines for them to read while they’re waiting for their appointment. There are also toys they can play with quietly, so they don’t get bored while waiting to see their dentist.

Sedation for Anxious Children

If your child is nervous about going to the dentist for treatment, our dentists at Mountain West Dental can help resolve some of their anxiety with dental sedation. Most kids only need laughing gas to relax and calm their nerves before one of our dentists in Gillette, WY begins their examination. They carefully monitor the amount of gas that your child receives so that it doesn’t cause ill effects.

Dental Education

Our dentists can also help your child learn the correct techniques for brushing and flossing their teeth and why it is so important to learn how to do it the right way. By learning how to brush and floss their teeth, your children can feel accomplished about keeping their smiles beautiful and free from decay throughout their lives.

If you’re looking for a new children’s dental specialist near you, then contact us for a consultation with one of our dentists at Mountain West Dental in Gillette, WY.


When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

As your child's teeth come in, it is important that his or her dental health be checked out every 6 months by a dentist after the age of 2.

Are baby teeth really that important to my child?

Baby teeth are important for the child’s overall health and oral development. Healthy teeth help prevent diseases such as cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to other health problems in the future.

If my child gets a toothache, what should I do?

If your child has a toothache, bring him or her to see the dentist. Your child should not continue to endure pain with no treatment as is can prevent them from eating and get proper nutrition.

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