Lawson Family Dentistry Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month

Every February, dental professionals around the country celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. We take this opportunity to help educate kids in our community about the steps necessary to enjoy good oral health. We also enjoy taking part in Give Kids A Smile Day, which allows us to provide free care to kids in need!

Educating Children on Dental Care

For National Children’s Dental Heath Month, we visited with a preschool and also with the Kindergartener’s at St. Francis to talk about dentistry. Dr. Lawson answered questions and discussed ways they can help keep their smiles strong and healthy. We always look forward to these events, as they are a great opportunity to help kids take better care of their smiles!

Give Kids A Smile

Each year, thousands of dental professionals take part in Give Kids A Smile Day. During this event, we offer free care to children ages 12 and under for one day. These children may not usually have access to dental treatment, or they be on Medicaid. We provide a checkup and cleaning, including x-rays, as well as preventive solutions, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments. We also discuss proper brushing and flossing and other tips, such as healthier snacking, to help children avoid tooth decay and enjoy better oral health.

Does Your Child Need Dental Care?

Like you, your child benefits from routine checkup and cleanings, as well as treatments, such as fillings. If your child needs to see a dentist, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule a visit. We can also see if your little one benefits from preventive treatments, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which can help protect young smiles from the onset of tooth decay. If you have any questions about our approach to children’s dentistry, then give us a call today!

Do You Have Questions About Children’s Dentistry?

Dr. Lawson and our team can provide a full array of preventive and restorative treatment to children of all ages To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.




Do You Have An Uneven Smile?

Dr. Lawson and our team want to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile. To learn more about our clear and esthetically-pleasing orthodontic solutions, schedule a consultation by:

calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.

We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.

Book your next appointment with us

  • Healthy Start Patient Form

  • Sleep Disordered Breathing Questionnaire for Children

    The initial column should be filled out at first appointment. Please identify the following symptoms your child exhibits with the scale indicating severity of symptoms.

    Not Present: 0
    Mild: 1-2
    Moderate: 3
    Pronounced: 4-5
  • Does your child:

  • (If yes, fill out speech questionnaire below)
  • Speech Questionnaire

    To be filled out only if #27 was indicated above
  • Please check all that apply to your child

COVID-19 Update

Dear Patients,

Based on guidelines from the Iowa Dental Association (IDA) and to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our office will be closed for non-essential treatment until May 18th, 2020.

We will still be available for emergency and necessary treatments for our patients. Please call 515-278-4366 to speak with a team member.

Dr. Lawson will also be providing complimentary online consultations during this time for the following treatments:

  • Cosmetic Dental Work
  • Sleep Apnea (Children & Adults)
  • Orthodontic Work
  • Future Dental Treatments

We are following all guidelines and recommendations brought forward by the IDA. We thank you for your support and look forward to getting through this crisis safely.

Dr. Jessica Lawson and Lawson Family Dentistry