Children's Dentistry

Children's Dentistry

Visit our children's dentist for high quality dental care in Missoula, MT

Catering to the dental needs of children, requires a special touch. Dr. Rosser has worked with children throughout his career, obtaining the experience and training to perform children's dentistry. His extensive knowledge is evident in the areas of childhood behavior as well as their growth and development; essential in performing the proper treatment and the ability to educate the children under his care. Dr. Rosser presently treats the oral health needs of school age children age 6 through adolescence. His conservative approach takes into account the high cost of family dental care and you will often find his services more reasonable than a specialist.

A Family Dentist and his staff is trained and equipped to provide your child with the highest standard of dental care available and have the expertise to address all aspects of your child's dental care issues.

Listed are some of the services we provide.

  • Professional dental cleanings performed by a licensed hygienist to remove calculus or tartar deposits from teeth and around braces with specialized ultrasonic instruments.
  • Educate your child about the importance of maintain a healthy mouth and train them to properly clean and care for their teeth and the supporting tissue.
  • Create protective athletic mouthguards to reduce trauma and tooth loss
  • Assess the need for early orthodontic intervention to assure that your child's arch has enough room for the eruption of their permanent teeth. Early detection will prevent crowding and the possibility of extensive orthodontics in the future.
  • Interpret the growth and development of the lower jaw and utilize the latest diagnostic tools, MRI and CAT scans necessary for a definitive evaluation of your child's TMJ.
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  • Use the latest materials and the technologies to maintain and restore your child's teeth by applying sealants that protect the molars from decay, fluoride treatments to strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities, to addressing any cosmetic concerns you or your child might have.
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  • Replace congenitally missing teeth with dental implants.
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Athletic Mouthguards

Athletic Mouthguards

The appearance of your child's unique smile plays a significant role in their self-confidence and personal expression; supporting the value of regular dental visits. But dental visits and teaching your child good homecare may not be enough and parents often overlook the importance of protecting their child's teeth from injuries.

Did you know that 39% of dental injuries are sports related? To avoid unwanted fractures and trauma to your child's teeth throughout their school years, it's important to be proactive and have them properly fitted with an Athletic Mouthguard as soon as they start playing sports. Your child is not a "one size fits all" and a custom guard will fit them best.

If your child is involved in an athletic contact sport or a recreational activity that poses a risk or injury to the mouth; they need to wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth. A custom made Athletic Mouthguard will assure that the appliance fits properly over their teeth and that it securely stays in place during their sport activities. Wearing a guard can truly make a difference in protecting their smile. "Sporting" one is cool. Many professional athletes appearing on television wear one and your child should too.
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