As a parent, there’s nothing that brings you more joy than seeing your child’s bright and healthy smile. The last thing you would want is for them to knock out or crack a tooth while playing sports. Not only could that affect their oral health, but it can also impact their self-confidence. You can keep your child’s smile intact by speaking to your dentist about custom-fitted sports mouthguards. You may wonder why you would need to visit your dentist when you could just get one from a store. Custom-made mouthguards offer countless benefits and protect your loved ones smile better than stock guards. Read on to learn how sports guards from your dentist differ from ones you can purchase in-store.(more…)
Castle Rock Smiles Blog
April 14, 2019
March 22, 2019
Did you know that one person dies every hour of oral cancer every single day? About 53,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed in 2019. Some of these may be children. When you think of oral cancer, you likely associate it more with smoking or exposure to HPV—not kids. Although rare, oral cancer in children is possible and can be deadly. Keeping reading to learn more information about oral cancer screening in Castle Rock for your child.(more…)
February 25, 2019
Teeth are designed to last for a lifetime with the right care over the years. The biggest threat to their health is tooth decay. Although cavities can occur no matter your age, children are prone to them because they often have poor oral hygiene habits. In fact, 42% of children under the age of 11 have had at least one cavity. Adults are not immune to tooth decay as 92% of adults have had at least one cavity in a permanent tooth. Now, you can give your family an added layer of protection with dental sealants in Castle Rock.
January 8, 2019
Because maintaining excellent oral health is valuable to you, one of the first lessons you’ll teach your toddler is the importance of brushing his or her teeth on a regular basis. An area you’re not sure about, though, is when to incorporate fluoridated toothpaste into the regimen. Your pediatric dentist in Castle Rock provides the expert advice you need!(more…)
December 9, 2018
Unfortunately, even if you make every effort to prevent your child from getting cavities, sometimes it happens anyway. But a common question that parents have is whether they need to have a pediatric dentist in Castle rock repair cavities in their child’s baby teeth. Those teeth will be falling out anyway, so it seems like a good way to help your child avoid a dental procedure and even save a few bucks at the same time. But you might be surprised to learn that there are many good reasons (both short-term and long-term) to repair cavities on baby teeth. Keep reading to learn more!(more…)
November 14, 2018
As an adult, you’re probably aware of the importance of getting screened for oral cancer. But what about screenings for children? You’ll be glad to know that the risk is low (but, unfortunately, not non-existent). As with all cancers, early detection is key to successful treatment outcomes. Fortunately, screenings are included in every checkup with a children’s dentist in Castle Rock. Learn more below about what you can expect from a screening for your child and some things to keep an eye out for at home!(more…)
October 18, 2018
As a parent, you know how fast a situation can turn for the worse, which is why you are always concerned for your child’s safety whenever he or she is involved in any type of sporting event. A particular area of concern for you is how sudden impact to your child’s mouth can result in tooth loss. You’ve learned about the value of wearing mouthguards in Castle Rock, but your child doesn’t think it looks cool enough. What can you do? As you read on, your pediatric dentist provides some helpful suggestions!
September 5, 2018
For parents of children with unique needs, it can be difficult finding professionals who can provide the specialized care they require. When it comes to oral care, the same applies. Thus, you need dentistry for special needs kids in Castle Rock provided by a dentist who is properly trained and experienced in working with this population. Read on to learn why it’s necessary to find the right type of professional to calm your child’s anxieties and deliver quality care.
August 27, 2018
You’re walking down the hallway with your infant straddled to your hip, when their pacifier suddenly falls out of their mouth and onto the floor. You quickly pick it up, clean it in your mouth, and return it to your little one before they can start to get fussy. Does this scenario sound familiar?
We often pick up childcare habits from our own parents, relatives and close friends. However, some of these “innocent” habits may not be so safe after all, especially when it comes to your child’s oral health. In today’s blog post, a children’s dentist in Castle Rock reviews some common pacifier habits and shares preventive oral care tips for your little one’s growing teeth.
July 9, 2018
Fluoride is a mineral that is typically found in many natural water sources, but it can also be found in food when the source it was grown or processed from also utilized it. It’s also found in toothpaste recommended by the American Dental Association and your children’s dentist in Castle Rock.
However, you may have questions about this mineral and how it benefits your child’s oral development. You may be wondering what it’s benefits are or how to include more of it in your diet. Today, your dentist is here to do exactly that.