At Brighter Smiles, we emphasize the vital role of Dentistry for Children. Serving patients of all ages, we believe that early dental care, especially in children, lays the groundwork for lifelong health. Thus, we’re committed to ensuring a positive and joyful experience for our youngest clients.

In dentistry for children, a child’s first visit to the dentist is recommended by the age of one. Baby teeth help set the stage for the healthy development and eruption of their permanent teeth. Untreated baby tooth decay could affect the permanent tooth structure growing underneath. To help prevent this, we may recommend one or both of the following: fluoride treatments, biocompatible dental sealants, or biocompatible fillings.

We’ll watch your child’s dental development and recommend treatments to get them off to a great start. For instance, if your child’s teeth being to grow out of alignment, we might recommend early orthodontics to correct them as soon as possible.

Our experts in dentistry for children work diligently, using the latest techniques and equipment to identify and address budding dental issues. This preventive approach can stave off potential complications and ensure a radiant, healthy smile for your little one now, and in the future. Remember, establishing good dental practices early can lead to lifelong benefits. Let us be your partners in this crucial journey, ensuring a bright dental future for your child.

Dentistry for Children in West Des Moines

Dentistry for Children: What To Expect

  • Happy smiles and friendly environment

  • A parent or guardian always welcome in the treatment room

  • Evaluation of tooth development and alignment

  • Evaluation for tongue and lip ties

  • Evaluation for decay (cavities)

  • Digital x-rays with minimum radiation exposure (starting around age 4 or 5)

  • Tooth cleaning

  • Recommendations for cavity preventing treatment such as fluoride or sealants if needed

  • Guidance on brushing and flossing techniques and how to prevent cavities

Modern Dentistry, Gentle Care

Comfortable and Caring Dental Care for the Whole Family

Very Friendly, fun to work with. The staff has always made us feel comfortable, the dental experience was easy and the treatment explained. No fears of going to the dentist here.

Jeff W., via Google

After Dr Todd retired last month I was thinking of changing to a dentist in my town and close to home. Brighter Smiles called me to schedule an appointment since I was a month past due for my 6 month cleaning. I was too busy to investigate a local dentist and schedule. I am glad I did go ahead and schedule. I love the new owner/dentist. She is super sweet and made time to do my dental work that day. She saved me from taking more time off from work and from worrying about the procedure that needed to be done. Won’t be changing dentists!

Kimberly G., via Google

I was able to schedule an appointment one week out and staff was able to get me seated almost immediately when I arrived. Overall staff was friendly and Dr. Fulton was able to help me with a crown on a cracked tooth. I can’t say it’s always fun going to the dentist, but Bright Smiles Family Dentistry made it easy and conformable for me to get the work I needed to be done. Will be coming here for future dental needs.

Aaron F., via Google

I was a patient of Dr. Todd for years. He was great. Wasn’t sure what the experience would be like with a new dentist. I shouldn’t have worried. The staff stayed the same, and Dan’s replacement was warm and welcoming. The office was a bit quieter without Dan’s booming voice, but the dentistry was solid. I would recommend it to those looking for a new dentist.

Ann V., via Google