Castle Rock Smiles Blog

5 Questions to Ask at Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Visit

August 10, 2020

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young boy visiting his Castle Rock pediatric dentist for checkup

The next school year is just around the corner! Between the hustle and bustle of gathering supplies and getting your son or daughter ready to go back to school, did you remember to schedule their biannual dental checkup? These routine visits play a key role in keeping your little one’s oral health on track and preventing dental issues that could cause them to miss school later. Here are five questions to ask your Castle Rock pediatric dentist during your child’s back-to-school checkup.


Are Your Child’s Baby Teeth Coming in On Schedule?

July 31, 2020

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Smiling young boy with his first two baby teeth

While parenting comes with a lot of joy and excitement, it can also come with a lot of questions. Is your fussy three-month-old teething already? Is it normal for your child to celebrate their first birthday with only one tooth? Thankfully, while baby teeth typically follow a general timeline when coming in, there is plenty of room for flexibility as your little one’s smile develops. Even so, it can be helpful to have a general idea of what to expect in the coming months. Read on to learn more about when you might see each of your son or daughter’s baby teeth appear.


Tips to Make Your Child’s First Dental Visit Great!

July 7, 2020

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Child's first dental visit with Castle Rock pediatric dentist

Is your son or daughter nervous about their first visit to the dentist? The unfamiliar experience alongside all the new sights, sounds, and faces at a dental practice can sometimes be overwhelming for your little one. Thankfully, there are several simple ways you can prepare them for their appointment and help them feel more at-ease in the dentist’s examination chair. Here are some practical tips from your Castle Rock pediatric dentist to make your child’s first dental visit a great one!


Castle Rock Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is Celebrating 10 Years!

June 14, 2020

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a little girl giving her dentist a high-five after a good appointment

Castle Rock Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is celebrating its 10th anniversary! To mark this occasion, Dr. Benzley and his team would like to share some of their accomplishments as well as the efforts made to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents within Castle Rock and its surrounding populations. As a family-owned dental practice whose mission is to serve the community and help individuals achieve healthier smiles, help us celebrate this outstanding achievement!


Pediatric Dentist Explains How Kids’ Hand Washing Keeps Them Healthy

May 3, 2020

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Kids hand washing at the sink

For kids, getting your hands dirty is part of the fun of childhood. As a parent, however, you may be worried about all the germs they come into contact with, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where hand hygiene comes in! Hands down (no pun intended), it’s one of the best defenses we have against bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. But it’s important to teach kids how and when to wash their hands to make sure they’re being effective. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of kids’ hand washing and how you can instill good habits in your child. 


Mouthguards: Protecting Your Child’s Growing Smile as They Play

April 16, 2020

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Little boy in yellow shirt holding a sports mouthguards for children

As you keep your child physically active during the current COVID-19 quarantine, are you taking steps to protect their smiles as well? The last thing you need during the coronavirus lockdown is for your little one to crack or knock out a tooth! That’s why it’s so important for them to wear a mouthguard, even if they’re just playing football with the family in the backyard to pass the time at home. Here’s everything your Castle Rock dentist wants you to know about how sports mouthguards for children can protect your child’s growing smile.


5 Easy Tips For Preventing a Pediatric Dental Emergency During COVID-19

March 21, 2020

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Self-isolating during the COVID-19 crisis has been challenging for families in many ways. And, at a time like this, the last thing you want is for your child to experience a dental emergency. Although pediatric dentists are still open for emergency care, it’s a lot easier on kids to avoid dental problems rather than have them treated! In this blog, you’ll get 5 easy tips for how to prevent a pediatric dental emergency and keep your child’s smile healthy in self-isolation.


Do Dentists Make Sports Mouthguards That Fit Over Braces?

February 3, 2020

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student athlete playing softball and wearing a sports mouthguard

Many teens get braces as they’re transitioning from middle to high school. During this time, they’re likely trying out for varsity athletic teams to begin their sports careers. As a parent, you’re concerned about how they’re going to protect their teeth from impact if they have bulky braces that prevent a sports mouthguard from fitting. Read on to learn more about customized mouthguards from your dentist that are meant to provide the best possible protection for your little one. 


How Can Thumb Sucking Negatively Impact a Child’s Teeth?

January 19, 2020

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a young child with blue eyes holding a blanket and engaging in thumb sucking

Whether it is a pacifier or thumb sucking, it is likely that your child picked up on one of these two ways to “comfort” themselves at an early age. Although cute and sweet when little, over time, these bad habits can have a negative impact on their oral health, most especially their teeth. To find out what can happen as a result of these coping and comforting mechanisms, hear from a pediatric dentist who will also be happy to share what you can do to keep your little one happy while protecting their teeth.


When Should My Baby Get Their First Tooth?

January 8, 2020

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a baby with two small tooth buds protruding from the bottom arch

There’s nothing greater than watching your baby’s gummy smile morph into an adorable mouth of teeth. And while the pictures will keep you smiling for a lifetime, you may be wondering, “when should my baby get their first tooth?” If you’re worried that a tooth should have already come in, let a pediatric dentist explain exactly what and when to expect those first primary teeth to come through.

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