Educate Your Children About Great Dental Habits With Our Hands-On Learning Lab

Just as you do, we want your children to have a productive, lifelong relationship with the dentist. Our Hands-On Learning Lab is an integral part of how we help develop a positive journey for our youngest patients.

Dr. Porter and the rest of our kid-friendly team at Synergy Dental Center go above and beyond to ensure that our Hands-On Learning Lab will help your child:

  • Learn the best, healthiest ways to brush and floss their growing teeth
  • Understand how what they eat affects their oral and overall health
  • Witness for themselves the damage bacteria can cause to their teeth and gums
  • Develop a positive, lasting relationship with our helpful team
  • Begin healthy oral care and lifestyle habits that will last a lifetime
  • Practice personal accountability, set dental goals, and track their positive progress

Your children will have so much fun, they may not even realize they are learning excellent dental habits! To schedule family dentistry appointments with us, call 605-206-6200 today.

Awaken an Interest in Science & Health in Your Child

Most kids (and adults) like to learn by doing. That’s exactly why we provide a unique and engaging learning lab. Your children will receive a dental cleaning in the lab, and participate in a series of fun, engaging, hands-on activities that help them understand the importance of good oral hygiene, dietary habits, and more.

Throughout your kids’ experiences in our lab, they can develop a broader interest in science, health, and overall wellness. When we talk to them about the bacteria that live in their mouth, we’ll let them use a microscope to see what the bacteria look like. Among the other 40 different interactive experiments your child can enjoy:

  • To learn about the sugar content of different cereals, we’ll measure out the sugar with them so they can see what they’re putting into their bodies.
  • They can use a disclosure liquid that turns to a light color on their teeth to reveal what their toothbrush missed that day and a darker color to reveal spots that haven’t gotten enough attention for a while.

The lab is a fun, hands-on way for your children to learn about taking great care of their teeth. It can also encourage a lifelong commitment to healthy habits. Our staff will take the time to answer all your children’s questions, too.

Reinforce Positive Learning With Fun At-Home Activities

You can reinforce what your child learns in our hands-on lab by making oral hygiene fun at home, too:

  • Give your child the opportunity to select their own toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Reward your child with a sticker for activities like flossing or making a healthy snack choice. Keep a chart for the stickers. When they earn enough stickers, reward them with a favorite activity.
  • To encourage brushing for two full minutes, pick a two-minute song to enjoy. To make it really fun, choose one that makes them dance, too!

Call Synergy Dental Center at 605-206-6200 for an appointment. You can also schedule online so your child can visit the Hands-On Learning Lab™ . We look forward to meeting you and your family!