What to Expect During Your Child’s New Patient Visit
During the first visit at one of our two conveniently located offices, our team will:
- Review dental and medical history forms
- Fully examine teeth and gums
- Take x-rays
- Check for cavities or early signs of tooth decay
- Clean and polish teeth
- Create a customized treatment plan and answer any questions
Please complete the forms before your child’s first appointment and remember to bring along any applicable insurance card.
We accept most major credit cards and insurance plans. And, to help you make the most informed decisions, we’ll discuss the cost of treatment before you begin.
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Infant Dental Care
As a Centennial, Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry practice that offers various dental treatments to children of all ages, we know many parents of infants wonder how they should care for their children’s oral health, so we’ve put together the following information about infant dental care.
Caring for Your Infant’s Oral Health
You should get into the habit of cleaning your baby’s gums shortly after birth by using a clean, damp washcloth. Your baby may be fussy initially, but he/she will get used to having his/her mouth cleaned.
Our Centennial pediatric dentists also recommend the following helpful guidelines:
- When a tooth (or teeth) erupts, start brushing them with a small, soft bristled toothbrush made for young children.
- Brush your baby’s teeth twice per day, in the morning and at bedtime.
- Consult with your Highlands Ranch and Castle Pines pediatric dentist about the type of toothpaste to use. Toothpastes contain fluoride, and the amount of toothpaste to use depends on the age and size of your child.
- Feed your baby healthy snacks like cheese, yogurt, and fruit. These foods help build strong teeth, unlike other snacks like candy, soft drinks, and sugary fruit juices.
- When putting your baby to sleep, do not give him or her a bottle of milk or juice as the sugars in these beverages will stick to your baby’s teeth and turn into harmful acids that raise the risk of developing tooth decay.
- Do not give your baby juice until they are at least 6 months old. We recommend only giving your baby 4 to 6 ounces of juice a day, along with a meal, and not in between meals.
- If your baby develops white spots on his or her teeth, please set up an appointment with to visit our pediatric dentistry practice. These white spots are often signs of tooth decay and the development of cavities.
Questions? Contact Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Your Pediatric Dentist Office Near Centennial, CO
If you have any questions about your infant’s oral health, feel free to contact us to ask as we’re always here to help! At Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry, we want all our patients to enjoy the many benefits that come with having healthy smiles! If you’re ready to set up an appointment for your child, please request an appointment online today or give us a call. We’re excited about seeing you and your child soon!
Early Dental Care
Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines and Littleton Pediatric Dentistry
The team of pediatric dentists at Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry are dedicated to providing high quality, individualized dental care to children of all ages. At our practice, we firmly believe that the children visiting our office should feel right at home, comfortable and relaxed. Instead of fearing the dentist, children should be encouraged to enjoy their appointments with our doctors. We also know how important it is for the parents of our patients to understand their children’s oral health needs, so they can help put their children on the right path toward a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles!
To help parents better understand children’s dentistry, below is some helpful information about early dental care as well as a few tips which can ensure your child can enjoy all the benefits that come with having healthy teeth and gums.
It’s very important to regularly check your child’s teeth while he or she is teething for any signs of baby bottle tooth decay. Look closely at the inside surfaces of the teeth every week or so for dull areas or lines. This condition occurs when baby bottles containing sugary liquids are left in an infant’s mouth while sleeping. This happens because the sugar in the liquid mixes with the bacteria in plaque wherein it forms acids that attack tooth enamel for up to 20 minutes. When your child is awake, saliva naturally carries the liquid away. However, when asleep, there is less saliva being produced, allowing the harmful liquids to pool around the teeth for a longer period of time.
How to Prevent Baby Bottle Decay
The Development of Your Child’s First Teeth
How the Teeth Erupt
Your child should start getting his or her first permanent teeth at around the age of 6. The first permanent teeth to come in are the first molars, then the lower central incisors. This process continues until around the age of 21. Adults have a total of 28 teeth – 32 including the wisdom teeth.
Your Child’s First Visit to Our Littleton Pediatric Dentistry Office
A Healthy Diet Helps Build Healthy and Strong Teeth
At Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry, we’re devoted to providing children with the high quality, personalized dental care they need and deserve in our nurturing office environment. We are committed to helping each young patient we serve achieve and maintain optimum oral health so they can enjoy all the benefits that come with having healthy and beautiful smiles! If you would like to book an appointment for your child, you can use our online appointment request form. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about early dental care as we’re always happy to speak with you!
Call Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry, your local pediatric dentist to schedule an appointment today!