At Red Door Dental, we want to be your St George family dental office. We offer a friendly environment where you’ll find all types of dental services for kids and teens. It’s a place where parents and children can come together to find the care they need.
Special Accomodations at our St George Dental Clinic
To accommodate children, our St. George dental clinic has a special room with an outdoor view where they can feel at ease. The TV is tuned for them. Tablets are available to entertain them. Our hope is that they will enjoy their time at Red Door and think of Dr. Larsen’s office as a place of welcome. Of course, kids get little rewards at each visit, but the big reward is a healthy mouth for years to come.
Our team of hygienists take special care of our young patients in St. George, Utah. Our hygienists do everything they can to be gentle and kind. While the immediate goal is to make children feel safe, our long-term goal is to reduce children’s anxiety about dental care.
We try to teach good oral health habits to our young patients. With encouragement, children will grow up with healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Sealants for Baby Teeth
A child’s baby teeth are vulnerable to deterioration and cavities. Yet they need to last until adult teeth arrive. To preserve them, some children get sealants. The process can save them from cavities later and preserve baby teeth until adult teeth arrive.
Sealants are a coating that will protect tooth surfaces. A curing light is used to harden the coating into a lasting seal. It is a common practice in pediatric dentistry.
While we are not strictly a pediatric dental office, we do offer the typical services of a pediatric dentist. If your child develops a cavity, Dr. Larsen and his team will do their best to make the child comfortable during a cavity filling. We will do everything we can to address anxieties, whether they are your child’s or your own!
Best Age to Begin Dental Care
Did you know that a two-year-old would benefit from seeing a dentist? At two, children are invited for a Happy Visit. We introduce the child to the dental chair and try to get them comfortable in the clinical setting. Then at 2.5 years, it is recommended that the child see a dentist for an oral health exam.
Dr. Larsen is happy to advise parents about caring for toddler teeth. For sure, everyone on our team will be very gentle and caring. It is our goal to encourage children not to fear the dentist. We will help you protect your child’s long-term dental health.