Toothtales Kids Corner

At Rushmore Dental, Dr. Tim Kelly provides children dentistry services as well as adults. It is important that patients seek a dentist who is experienced in providing young patients with the services they need to improve and maintain their oral health. Starting children off early with a dentist they can know and trust is important to ensuring a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. This is our goal, and we offer these services to patients near the Rapid City, SD area who are interested in quality dental treatments.


Visiting a dentist for children dentistry is not much different from visiting a dentist for adults. We typically provide fewer services for children because issues such as wisdom teeth, cosmetic imperfections, and tooth replacement are not typically concerns for young patients. However, we do offer treatments such as fluoride and sealants, which can protect the teeth from developing cavities and periodontal disease. It cannot keep it from happening, but it can provide an extra barrier for the tooth enamel.

Other concerns that may be addressed with children is an assessment for orthodontics. Poor bite alignment can result in damage to the existing teeth, including wear and tear. By correcting bite alignment, chewing and biting will not harm the enamel of the teeth. We offer Clear Correct orthodontics for teen and adult patients who are interested in aligning their teeth, and severe cases of misalignment may be referred to an orthodontist.

If you reside in Rapid City near the practice of Rushmore Dental, we encourage you to take the time to find out more about the services offered for patients of all ages. Dr. Tim Kelly is dedicated to providing the treatments necessary to get children off to a great start for dental care and maintenance. Call our practice at (605) 593-0037 today to book a consultation appointment and discuss the proper oral health care solutions for your children’s smiles. We offer the best for patients young and old right in our state-of-the-art dental practice.