Pediatric Dentistry

Our entire team enjoys our little patients. We especially make the first visit pleasant and fun to impressionable little ones. Our staff takes the time to help children feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair and to make sure that from their first visit their experience is a positive one. We routinely monitor growth and development and offer suggestions as needed for orthodontic consultations. Our little patients love coming to our practice to receive pediatric dentistry in Bettendorf.

Dentistry has come a long way in the last few decades both in technology and comfort options for patients. At Bettendorf Dental we have great staff and modern technology to offer great care for you and your children! Below is one of our little patients at his first checkup.

Boy Smiling

Groove Sealants

A sealant is a composite material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth( premolars and molars.) It acts as a barrier which protects enamel from plaque and acids in pits and fissures that are commonly found in children’s teeth and thus helps prevent tooth decay.

As long as the sealant remains intact the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold well under the force of normal chewing and usually last several years before a reapplication is needed.

Sealants can result in savings in both dollars and discomfort.

Deciduous Pulpotomies

A deep cavity in a child’s tooth may go into the nerve or pulp of the tooth. A pulpotomy is recommended to save the tooth.

Similar to a root canal treatment of an adult tooth a pulpotomy removes all the coronal pulp tissue from the chamber of the tooth which is then restored with a crown designed for deciduous (baby) teeth. It prevents unnecessary loss of teeth.

Your child’s baby teeth are important to save in order to maintain the space for their adult teeth. If the tooth is pulled then the space needed for the adult tooth will be lost leading to crowding and future need of braces.

We also offer:

  • Silver and Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • Orthodontic Referrals
  • Simple Extractions. We love kids!

Our staff is very experienced in relating to children. Dr. Christine Dahl has great success in the treatment of anxious or nervous patients, making her a perfect choice as a children’s pediatric dentist in Bettendorf.

We are conveniently located on Maplecrest Road across from Bettendorf High School, near the Genesis Medical Plaza, and one block east of 18th Street.