Category: Children’s Dental Care

What is Children’s Dentistry?

We all know that regular dental care is necessary to keep our smiles healthy and bright. But when do we need to start receiving regular dental care? Many people are surprised when we tell them dental care begins as soon as the first tooth arrives. With children’s dentistry we can help our youngest patients enjoy… Read more »

What is a Knee-to-Knee Exam?

Did you know that children may need to see the dentist as early as age one? Even toddlers require routine visits to ensure teeth are erupting properly and that they are brushing properly with their parent’s help. For young children, the dentist may perform a knee-to-knee examination. What is a knee-to-knee exam?

How Do I Prepare My Child for a First Visit?

Parents frequently ask our staff, “How do I prepare my child for the first visit?” Often, parents can unintentionally make their children feel nervous even as try to ensure the visit will be a fun experience. Fortunately, there are ways to help prepare your child for his/her first time seeing the dentist without inadvertently making… Read more »

What Does Pediatric Dentistry Involve?

All children benefit from pediatric dentistry. What does pediatric dentistry involve? Children will receive many of the same procedure as adults, including checkups, cleanings, and possibly even fillings or crowns. In addition, the dentist may also include preventive techniques to protect smiles from tooth decay.

Do Children Need Fillings?

Like adults, children may develop cavities. However, do they really need a restoration? After all, won’t the baby teeth just fall out eventually? Do children need fillings? The fact is, ignoring a cavity can lead to a number of uncomfortable problems that endanger a child’s dental health.

Caring Pediatric Dentistry

At Lawson Family Dentistry, we believe that children deserve quality care. From preventive treatments to a focus on education, we offer a caring approach to pediatric dentistry. Recently, Dr. Lawson even visited local preschools and daycares to provide information on proper dental care.

FAQs: What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Children of all ages benefit from pediatric dental care. What is pediatric dentistry? This simply refers to dental procedures designed to help improve the oral health of children. Like adults, simple preventive dentistry and the occasional restorative procedure is necessary to ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles.

Timeline for Child’s Dental Needs: Check ups and More

Becoming a parent is an exciting, joyful time in our lives. However, being responsible for 100 percent of another person’s needs can seem overwhelming. Your Urbandale dentist Dr. Lawson partners with parents to provide top-notch pediatric dentistry to her youngest patients. Being a mom herself, Dr. Lawson possesses an arsenal of popular characters and children’s… Read more »

Caring for Early Baby Tooth Loss in Children

This week on Facebook, we spoke about the understandable challenges of brushing a young child’s teeth. For example, even our dental hygienist Shardae struggles sometimes when she brushes her one-year-old daughter’s teeth twice each day. Brushing in a reclined position (a photo example is available on Facebook) helps children get used to having their teeth… Read more »

Johnston, IA Dentist Praises Fluoride

Lawson Family Dentistry is excited about this time of year. As the weather starts to cool, children are going back to school. This means that they’ll be out of your control for at least a meal and a snack each day. If your child’s school allows sweet treats, they could also be presented with cupcakes… Read more »