Really, I think what sets Lakeside Dentistry apart is just our honest commitment to patients. Treating people the way we want to be treated. It doesn't sound fancy, but it's what people want. And it seems like it's harder and harder to find that. With corporate dentistry moving in all over, they seem to be more concerned about their bottom line than they are about their patients.
When a patient visits Lakeside Dentistry for the first time, we want them to be aware that we're there to take care of them, to do what's right for them, no matter what that means for us. It's what's important for them, to do it in their best interests.
At Lakeside Dentistry, all three of our Rochester, MN dentists grew up here. They attended local schools and now so do their children.
We’ve provided family dentistry services in Rochester, MN dentist and the surrounding areas of St. Charles, MN, Byron, MN, Chatfield, MN, Stewartville, MN, and Plainview, MN for more than 30 years. So we’ve seen some of our patients grow up and begin bringing their own children to us for dental exams and other services.
For dental care with a personal touch, call Lakeside Dentistry at 507-316-6444.
Convenient Hours, Multi-Generational Team
We know it’s tough for busy families to schedule their dental appointments without disrupting work and school schedules. We open early and stay open late to make it easier for you!
Lakeside Dentistry, Rochester, MN dentist opens at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. And we’re in the office until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. This gives you lots of options to bring your whole family in for dental care.
With a three-generation team of Rochester, MN dentists in Dr. Jim Gores, Dr. Lucy Gores, and Dr. Peggy Scott, there’s a doctor who can relate to every member of your family!Family Dentistry with Dr. Peggy Scott of Lakeside Dentistry Read Transcript
In our office, we're willing to see kids from the age of two to 98. I think having the capabilities as a general dentist to see all those ages and work with them is fantastic as a family dental practice, not limited in that scope at all. Being able to take care off the whole family, I think is huge. If there's issues where we can't take care of them, this city in Rochester ... We're set up to have so many fantastic specialist that if we can't deliver the care properly or well, then I've got a specialist here, there, lots of places in Rochester where we can get great care. We've got a nice comprehensive job at the end of the day done.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
We want to see your child for their first visit by age 3. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends bringing your children to the dentist within six months of getting their first teeth.
As parents ourselves, our experienced team knows how to make your kids – and you – comfortable during visits to our Rochester, MN dentist office. We take time with them, giving rides in our patient chair and letting them help us count their teeth. We take time with you, too, because we know you’ll have questions about your children’s dental health.
Teething and Thumb Sucking
We get lots of questions about teething and thumb sucking. Both are temporary conditions, thank goodness! But here are some tips for handling them:Family Dentistry at Lakeside Dentistry by Dr. Lucy Gores, MN Dentist Read Transcript
Well, we do focus on families, getting everyone in the door, taking care of everyone in the family and providing any need that we can. We don't specify our dental needs and that's now the biggest part of it, that we can take care of whatever comes our way in terms of your teeth and your gum health.
- Teething. Your baby’s teeth usually come in between 6 and 12 months. Your child will be irritable and drool more than usual. To ease teething discomfort, you can gently rub their gums with a clean finger, a moist gauze pad, or a small, cool spoon. Teething rings can help, too.
- Thumb sucking. It’s not generally a problem until your child hits preschool, but we want to discourage thumb sucking if they still have the habit at age 5 or so. It can cause an overbite or issues with speech. We like methods that use positive reinforcement, such as a sticker chart with rewards.
We also like teaching your kids about preventive dental care as they get older. We have a cavity-free club for youngsters to keep them interested in brushing and flossing.
Dental Services for the Whole Family
Patients of all ages, not just parents and young children, appreciate our convenient hours, patient team, and quality dental care. We offer comprehensive family dentistry services for the whole family, like:
- Cosmetic dentistry, including dental veneers and teeth whitening
- Restorative dentistry, including root canals and dental crowns
- Dental implants