As you know if you’re a parent who’s ever played the role of the Tooth Fairy, baby teeth start falling out pretty early! It’s understandable to think of them as just the “spares” of the mouth but in reality, they’re crucial to the development of healthy permanent teeth. Unfortunately, dental decay is one of the most common childhood diseases in the country. In fact, children are getting more cavities than ever before because they’re exposed to more sugar from an earlier age. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to make sure your children have healthy baby teeth as well as good oral health for life. Keep reading as your pediatric dentist in Castle Rock discusses this issue in more depth.
Castle Rock Smiles Blog
February 3, 2018
January 6, 2018
As a parent, there are a million things for you to worry about, one being the safety of your children. That’s why it’s so important to be super vigilant in monitoring the activities of your young ones between the ages of zero to seven. You do the best you can, but once they reach the toddler stage, it’s almost impossible to keep a constant eye on them. Thus, the most common reasons for dental injuries between the aforementioned age group are items located around the household. Thankfully, your pediatric dentist in Castle Rock has some tips to aid in preventing these accidents.
December 5, 2017
Stores across the country already have thousands of different products to choose from. You’ve probably already found out that this is no different in the baby aisle. So when it comes to oral care, the last thing you want is to get your child is the wrong brush.
Fortunately, your pediatric dentist in Castle Rock knows which cleaning tool is best based on your child’s age. They also know the right technique and how to make your child’s first brushing experiences good ones.
November 3, 2017
You only want what’s best for your family when it comes to oral health. You hate to hear your pediatric dentist in Castle Rock tell you your child has a cavity that needs to be filled. Unfortunately, even with the most dedicated oral regiments, you can miss the foods your children eat or the hard-to-reach places in their mouths. But don’t blame yourself, as it’s quite common for kids to get cavities at a young age.
If your dentist says your child needs fillings, don’t stress out; the process is simple and straightforward. Keep reading to learn what the proper treatment entails and how your local dentist reverses tooth decay.
October 16, 2017
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.
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.