Pediatric Dental Services in Denver, CO
Simons Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to the oral health of your child from infancy through the teenage years.
Tooth decay is preventable. Proper brushing and flossing routines combined with regular dental visits will help keep tooth decay away. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason — many children and adolescents tend to be lax in their oral hygiene habits. We will show you and your child how to brush and floss properly, as well as discuss how a healthy diet contributes to healthy teeth.
A sealant is a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars), where most cavities in children are found. This sealant acts as a barrier to food, plaque and acid, thus protecting these decay-prone areas of the teeth. Sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at your child’s regular checkups.
Infant Oral Care
It’s never too early to start maintaining your child’s oral health. When the primary teeth start erupting, Clean the gums and the teeth — when they arrive — by rubbing a clean, damp, wash cloth along the baby’s upper and lower gums.
Once the primary teeth start to erupt, gently brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Your child should see a dentist by his or her first birthday so that healthy oral hygiene habits can be established and the teeth monitored. Simons Pediatric Dentistry will help make your child’s first dental visit a positive experience, so that he or she will be a regular visitor for years to come.
Regular dental exams for children are a very important part of your child’s preventive oral health care. During the dental exam, we will gently clean your child’s teeth and examine the teeth to evaluate your child’s risk of tooth decay. A dental exam for children might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures.
Radiographs (X-Rays) are necessary part of your child’s dental health maintenance. Without them, certain dental conditions may be missed.
X-rays allow us to diagnose and treat oral health conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination. If dental problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable for your child and more affordable for you.