Dentistry for Kids in Hugo MN
As a parent himself, Dr. Sorenson understands that you want the best for your child. At Sorenson Dental, we focus on providing the highest quality dentistry for kids to your child.
It’s completely normal for a child to be unsure or nervous about their first dental visit, but at Sorenson Dental, they don’t have to be! Our practice is designed to make your child comfortable and excited to visit the dentist.
Our New Patient Special
$99 New Patient Exam
New patients (including children) are eligible for a $99 exam, cleaning, and x-rays. Call today to schedule!
(This offer is valid for patients without insurance, paying cash only.)
Protective dental sealants guard your child’s back teeth by sealing the depressions and grooves to keep bacteria and food particles from settling in those areas and causing decay. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At Sorenson Dental, we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
Parents are advised by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) to make dental appointments for their children to have a checkup every six months. Dr Sorenson recommends these visits start when your child is 1 year old.
These visits allow Dr. Sorenson to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and make sure you, as a parent, have the information you need to safeguard the optimal oral health of your child. Dr. Sorenson may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities or if they are showing signs of other orthodontic problems that will need to be monitored.
If your child is anxious, has special needs or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, Dr. Sorenson may recommend the use of nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need without anxiety or fear.
Once the dental treatment is over the gas will be completely out of their system in only a few minutes. Nitrous oxide is widely considered to be low risk and at Sorenson Dental, we always care for your child’s dental health in the safest way possible.
Dental fluoride treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the amount of cavities in children. Dr. Sorenson often recommends fluoride treatments along with dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth. Fluoride acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Contact our office today to schedule appointments for the whole family from our dentistry for kids menu of services