Kids' Dentistry Clinic in Denver, CO
Why Youth Dental Exams Are So Important
It is all too easy to assume that children might not have the same dental issues as adults, especially if their baby teeth are just coming in. However, problems can and do occur from a very early age; in fact, an increasing number of preschool-age children are getting cavities, including some 2-year-olds. Thumb sucking is another childhood habit that affects tooth alignment, while childhood explorations and playtime can lead to accidents that can damage the teeth.
Regular children dental exams play a crucial role catching and addressing any issues in the teeth, gums or oral cavity that might lead to ever-worsening problems if untreated. They also allow our youth dentist in Denver, Dr. Kuhn, to educate both and your child on best practices for dental hygiene, health and safety. This knowledge can continue to yield benefits for life.
A Typical Dental Exam
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, your child should have that all-important first dental exam on his/her first birthday or when he/she gets his/her first tooth, whichever comes first. In these early-stage "well baby exams," you'll have the baby in your lap, facing you, as you lean back in the chair. This lets your baby see your face while we look inside his mouth for any signs of oral abnormalities, bite issues, or tooth stains.
As more teeth come in, we may administer fluoride treatment and/or place sealants over the teeth to guard against cavities. A tooth cleaning is commonly performed to remove any plaque or tartar that might harbor bacteria. Our dentist will be happy to counsel your child on tooth-friendly habits, from brushing and flossing to choosing the right snacks and beverages for a lifetime of dental wellness. If a problem is found, rest assured that we provide prompt, safe, kid-friendly care.
How We Help Your Child
We are experienced in kids' dentistry, so we know the best ways to help your child feel comfortable while eat the dentist. Not only do we build relationships with your child to instill confidence in them, but we also offer sedation services to put your child at ease. Whether your child is nervous about their first dental visit or has general anxiety about the dentist or strangers, our kids' dentistry clinic in Denver, CO, provides safe sedation solutions to soothe their nerves and help the appointment go smoothly. Sedation is a safe option for children and adults. It relieves stress, calms nerves, and relaxes muscles. Asa kids' sedation dentist, we are happy to offer sedation on top of our regular exam and cleaning services for your child's appointment. Even if you want to skip sedation, we are happy to work with your child to ensure they feel safe and comfortable while at our clinic.