Kids have dental care needs that are different from grown-ups. From teething and losing teeth to growing permanent teeth and learning good oral care habits, children have a lot of challenges that are specific to their age—and the Tooth Fairy can’t do the job all alone. That’s why there are practices that specialize in kid-friendly dentistry. Here are some of the best in Minnesota.
The Pediatric Dental Clinic at the University of Minnesota is an extremely well-regarded dental care facility for kids. Operated in conjunction with Delta Dental of Minnesota, the clinic is staffed by top-notch clinicians as well as future dentists and hygienists who are polishing their skills while they polish kidsâ€™ teeth.
Kids in the Duluth area will love visiting the bright, spacious office of Eversmiles Pediatric Dentistry. Plenty of activities will keep them occupied in the waiting area, while screens in the exam rooms will help keep them occupied while the dentists, hygienists, and assistants do their work.
Tailwind Pediatric Dentistry has two locations in the Metro-area: Wayzata and Richfield. This top-rated practice specializes in comprehensive oral care for kids in a friendly, comfortable environment. With an emphasis on prevention, the Tailwind staff can address most any pediatric dental concern, from cleanings and fillings to thumb-sucking and sports dentistry.
With more than 70 years of combined experience, the board-certified staff at Rochester Pediatric Dentistry will make sure your child gets the best oral care possible. They seek to create a “dental home” for kids from infancy through the teenage years so their patients can enjoy a lifetime of smiles.
Camp Smile now has three locations in the West Metro: Plymouth, Excelsior, and Chaska. The fun, upbeat atmosphere leaves kids in disbelieving they’re at the dentist. The great reviews and experienced, caring staff leave parents knowing that their children’s oral care is in good hands.
Folks in Central Minnesota smile to know that Central Minnesota Pediatric Dentists has four locations in addition to the main office in St. Cloud: Big Lake, Willmar, Alexandria, and Baxter. This ensures that kids throughout the region will receive awesome dental care and learn good oral habits.
Metropolitan Pediatric Dental serves the East Metro with offices in St. Paul, Eagan, North Oaks, and Fridley. Each office is designed with a comfortable, kid-friendly waiting room, has a staff that specializes in treating kids, and comes complete with a prize machine that kids get to visit after the exam.
Bright murals and fanciful décor give the impression that Kids Grin Pediatric Dentistry is anything but a dental practice. An experienced team that specializes in pediatric dentistry will leave you with the impression that you’ve brought your child’s smile to the right place.
Despite a location that’s suspiciously close to a big-box toy store, the team at Maplewood Pediatric Dentistry don’t play around when it comes to kids’ oral care. Their board-certified pediatric specialists will ensure that your child’s mouth and teeth are well-cared for and let you worry about the big toy store outside.
Offices in Burnsville, Edina, and Minnetonka means that kids in the Southwest Metro are don’t have to travel far for excellent dental care from Dentistry for Children & Adolescents. Keeping children’s teeth healthy since 1968, the practice has a half-century track record of happy smiles.
And in other news...last week was a hard one for this momma. Callie had a horrible dentist check-up a few weeks ago (7 cavities, including one tooth that needed to be pulled). Thanks to the power of prayer, Callie did GREAT! I think it was more difficult for me to watch than for her. Amazingly, not a tear was shed. She now has a metal spacer in her mouth in place of the tooth. We still need to go in and get the other 6 cavities filled, not easy to find time for 4 dentist appointments. :( FLOSS your kids' teeth, everyone!