When it comes to keeping your child’s teeth strong and stable, it’s important to serve them the best foods for a healthy smile. We’re all familiar with the basics: brushing twice a day, flossing, and bringing them to visit the dentist, but did you know that what your child eats could be altering the health of your smile? Here are the top 3 foods to include in your little one’s diet and the top 3 foods to avoid altogether.
Castle Rock Smiles Blog
October 16, 2017
September 6, 2017
If your parents offered up tooth fairy services to you as a child, it’s time for you to say thanks! It may seem like a snap taking a tooth leaving some cash, but as any first time tooth fairy will tell you, being a good tooth fairy is hard work. Sneakiness, manual dexterity, making the story sound fun and not creepy…the tooth fairy struggle is real. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the tooth fairy is an opportunity to talk to your child about their oral health. They think they’re having fun, but a great tooth fairy will always sneak in some lessons about keeping teeth healthy.
August 28, 2017
When you think of a smile, it’s not all about permanent adult teeth. Your child’s baby teeth matter, too! Truth be told, keeping your little one’s teeth and gums healthy as early as possible is the best way to ensure that their adult teeth will develop properly. Healthy baby teeth lay a strong foundation for permanent adult teeth. The best way you can prepare your child’s mouth for their adult teeth is to visit their children’s dentist in Castle Rock.
July 19, 2017
No parent wants to witness their child in pain. Castle Rock Smiles understands how urgent it is to relieve mouth pain, especially when it’s your child’s tooth. To avoid feeling helpless and frustrated because you don’t know how to handle your child’s toothache properly the one day it randomly strikes. Your children’s emergency dentist in Castle Pines wants you to stay prepared. Here’s some helpful information that will help you to pinpoint your child’s tooth pain, alleviate it, and ultimately follow up or seek additional assistance at Castle Rock Smiles.
When considering whether to take a disabled child to a dental appointment, many parents may wonder, “Is it even safe to sedate my son or daughter when they visit their dentist?” If you can remember, your first few times visiting the dentist was most likely a little nerve wracking. For some, that slight discomfort can cause them to spiral into a full anxiety attack—especially young patients or patients with special needs. Luckily, Castle Rock Smiles has sedation dentistry for special needs kids in Castle Pines. We can morph an otherwise anxious, uncomfortable appointment into a positive dental experience—especially if your son or daughter needs a little more special attention to get the oral health care they need. If you’re looking forward to getting your child the dental care they need but not looking forward to the hassle of the appointment, explore these sedation options.
July 12, 2017
As a parent, one thing you quickly learn is that your child will catch you off-guard in one way or another. Unfortunately, many times it will include scary situations where you are not too sure what to do. Among the most common involves dental emergencies. In fact, it is estimated that 50% of children will experience some type of injury to a tooth during their childhood. This could involve a broken or knocked out tooth, sudden toothache, or another unplanned issue. When the unexpected happens, you need a children’s emergency dentist in Castle Rock to help you during the difficult times.
May 22, 2017
When you choose your children’s dentist, you’re choosing much more than a professional that has extensive knowledge on the mouth. You need an adult that cares just as much about the wellbeing of your child as you do. Someone that understands that dental anxiety truly exists, even for our little ones. If your child is apprehensive about visiting a children’s dentist in Castle Pines, we have a variety of sedation services that can make their first few dental appointments more relaxed.
April 18, 2017
When you’re looking for children’s dentist in Castle Pines that understands how to work with special needs children, look no further. Dr. Layne Benzley knows that kids already don’t typically enjoy visiting their dentist, especially if they become extremely apprehensive in new environments. Great, comfortable kid’s dentistry doesn’t just mean having pretty purple elephants posted on the walls and TV’s in every corner. Often times, special needs kids could experience a sensory overload. Castle Rock Smiles offers three forms of safe sedation to make it easier for your child to receive the dental care they need and deserve.
March 21, 2017
We all want our children to be cavity free, but statistics show that our parents may need some assistance with their family’s dental health. Cavities are the gateway to tooth decay. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in the United States—five more times common than even asthma. Unlike asthma, tooth decay and cavities can be prevented! Your children’s dentist in Castle Pines wants to help parents and caregivers brush up on the basics of keeping your little one’s mouth healthy and happy at each stage of their lives. We have also included some tips to make brushing fun again!
February 14, 2017
Dr. Lance Benzley, children’s dentist in Castle Pines, warns parents that tooth decay threatens the oral health of their children. Despite modern dental techniques, a wide availability of dental products and education in schools, youngsters get plenty of cavities. Flossing is a simple, yet very important, tool to combat decay and gum disease. Learn the basics of this preventive practice and what else you can do to keep children’s smiles strong and bright.