Why take your family to multiple dental offices when you could all receive outstanding treatment at the same place? At Designing Smiles in Roseville, MN, Dr. Deborah Fung treats patients of all ages. In fact, she encourages parents to bring their children in as young as possible - no later than age 2. Beginning exams at this time, she can diagnose problems at an early stage before they require more extensive or invasive care.
To make treatment even easier for your family, we offer simultaneous or back-to-back appointments whenever possible. This simplifies your already busy schedule, and it gives you a chance to model good oral hygiene to your kids.
Sealants and fluoride treatments are an invaluable service because they can significantly reduce your child’s risk of early tooth decay. Sealants are a liquid plastic coating, which Dr. Fung will paint on the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars. Once it dries and hardens, it forms a protective barrier to keep bacteria out of the deep grooves and crevices. Dr. Fung recommends placing sealants as soon as your child’s permanent molars come in, though in some cases she may recommend sealants on the baby teeth, as well.
Fluoride is a vital mineral that helps to strengthen developing tooth enamel. Although most city water supplies are already enhanced with fluoride, it may not be enough to fully protect children’s teeth. To provide a fluoride treatment, Dr. Fung will coat teeth in a fluoride gel, varnish, or rinse. It takes just minutes, but can help to combat cavities for years.
Many dentists wait until all of a child’s permanent teeth have come in before beginning orthodontic care. But delaying treatment may only increase the severity of misalignment and prolong orthodontic treatment time. Perhaps more importantly, it can contribute to poor oral habits, obstructed breathing, and sleep disorders.
As part of her commitment to oral-systemic health, Dr. Fung begins orthodontic evaluations at a young age. The ideal time to intervene is actually before children begin school. That’s why we offer myofunctional therapy as young as age 3. Removable appliances help to expand the palate and align the teeth. At the same time, children learn proper breathing techniques and nutrition for oral health.
Along with the procedures mentioned above, we provide a full spectrum of dental treatments for the whole family. Our services include:
We want to make sure that your dental visit is a pleasant experience, which is why we provide amenities for everyone. Adults can enjoy the warm towels, headphones, neck pillows, and blankets. Children love our fun waiting area, filled with puzzles, toys, and books.
Contact Designing Smiles so you and your loved ones can receive the compassionate, personalized care you deserve. Reach us online or call us at (651) 636-2143. We serve patients from across the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including from Arden Hills, Shoreview, and New Brighton.