Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry: Smile…you’ve found your family’s pediatric dentist!
At Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry, they truly believe in creating a space for children to feel comfortable and confident by knowing what to expect during their appointments. They want their patients to be able to explore the dental instruments, to be given the needed time to acclimate themselves and to ask questions. Their team is very skilled at engaging and educating our patients and their parents!
Education is a cornerstone of Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry. The education process is unique at a pediatric dental office because it involves the dental team, patient and parent(s). They want everyone — little ones to adults — to feel confident and empowered with the information they learn from their appointment. Their goal is for families and patients to apply at home what they learn at their visit about maintaining excellent oral health. Furthermore, they provide ideas, tips and tricks on how best to seamlessly incorporate fantastic oral hygiene practices into daily routines.
Parents often have doubts about their child’s dental care. Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry’s charismatic and knowledgeable team will not only provide the utmost care for your child, but both of you will leave feeling confident in what needs to be done to keep your little one’s smile happy.
As an advocate for dental health and information, Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry would like to share the following answers to questions they are asked often:
- When should my child see a Pediatric Dentist?
Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that the first dental visit occur by 12 months of age.
- Are baby teeth really important? Won’t they just fall out?
The health of baby, or primary, teeth is critical because they: (a) Foster good nutrition by allowing adequate chewing, (b) Aid in speech development, (c) Allow for proper development of permanent teeth by saving space for them. Also, the biggest predictor of cavities in permanent teeth is the presence of cavities in baby teeth. Therefore, keeping baby teeth healthy will increase the chances that a patient will enjoy a lifetime of dental health. That is the goal for all of us!
- When will I see my baby’s first tooth?
Typically, a child’s first tooth erupts, or grows out of the gums, between 6-12 months of age. That being said, it is not abnormal to have the first tooth erupt before or after this time frame. Timing of eruption and tooth development are frequent topics of discussion at Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry during patient examinations. We call this anticipatory guidance and it will be a part of each of your visits to us. This means that we will discuss the current state of your child’s mouth as well as what can be expected in the future. We want to be sure there aren’t any surprises!
- When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?
Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that parents begin brushing their child’s teeth once the first tooth breaks through the gums. Our recommendation is to begin using fluoridated toothpaste when brushing at this time. As for the amount of toothpaste; a rice-grain sized amount until 3 years of age and a pea-sized amount after 3 years of age will be sufficient to provide extra protection against cavities.
For more information on topics and other FAQ’s, please visit their website at www.lonetreepediatricdentistry.com (under Patient Information).
To make an appointment please call 303-793-0899.
They look forward to seeing you in their office and providing you with information needed to care for your family’s teeth at home!