Family Dentistry

At Lakeside Dentistry, all three of dentists grew up here. They attended local schools and now so do their children.

We’ve provided family dentistry services in Rochester, MN and the surrounding areas 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 507-282-8222.

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; Dr. Lucy Meyer, Dr. Peggy Scott, and Dr. Jim Gores there’s a doctor who can relate to every member of your family!

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

We want to see your child for their first visit around 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:

  • 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
  • Dentures

Lakeside Dentistry, Rochester, MN dentist wants to serve your whole family with family dentistry services and more! Call 507-282-8222 for an appointment.

Dr. Lucy Meyer is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and other local dental societies.

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