Children's Dentistry in Central Park, Denver
At Central Park Dental, we welcome children of all ages. Dr. Karlyn Taylor and our entire team enjoy the unique opportunity to help your child establish a good foundation in oral health and have a positive experience at the dentist.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child has his or her first dental exam by their first birthday. Because your little one will have teeth by this age, it allows us to make sure everything is on track with their development, discuss home oral health habits with parents, and help your child become familiar with the dental office.
As your child develops and grows, we will implement the appropriate pediatric dental treatments to keep their smile healthy.
Pediatric Preventive Dentistry
When you think of dentistry, dental exams and cleanings probably come to mind. In addition to those essential elements of oral health, we also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments for those patients who need a little help avoiding decay – a common childhood condition.
Dental sealants establish a barrier between the foods your child eats and the deep grooves of their teeth, where decay often starts. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel, the protective outer layer of teeth, helping to prevent cavities.
Restorative Pediatric Dentistry
If your child does get a cavity, we are here to help. We try to catch any conditions early when they are easier to treat. Dr. Taylor and our team speak to children in a way that they can understand and work at their pace. This makes the overall experience in our office a more positive one.
When we treat cavities with fillings, we make sure your child remains comfortable throughout treatment. We use tooth-colored fillings that blend in with their natural teeth.
When your child breaks a tooth or has decayed, it is important to treat it. Primary, or baby, teeth provide guidance for children's permanent teeth.
Growth and Development
As your child grows, we will monitor their progress to ensure that they develop correctly. We will discuss habits such as bottle use and thumb sucking with parents and how to help kids give up potentially damaging habits.
Nutrition plays a big role in everyone's oral health – and your child is no different. Our team has a wealth of knowledge about foods and snacks to keep your little one's smile healthy.
Certain patterns in growth may require early orthodontic intervention. We can guide you through the process to provide your little one with a more effective treatment at a young age. Early orthodontic intervention often eliminates the need for extractions and may reduce treatment time later.
Your Child’s Smile is Precious!
If you want to find a Denver dentist who provides treatment for the entire family, give us a call. Contact our Central Park (formerly Stapleton) dental office today to schedule your child’s next dental appointment.
We look forward to helping your family achieve outstanding oral health!