December 11, 2015
In the age of one-stop-shopping, few people need convinced that offering to treat the whole family from 1 to 100 all under one roof is convenient, but many patients worry they’re not getting the same level of care they would receive from a specialist. Dr. Shiloh D. Lindsey and the entire Aspen Dental Care team are experienced and skilled in the treatment of a wide variety of oral health concerns, but more importantly, we focus on education patients about preventive dentistry in our office and when they return home. Our goal is to see patients twice a year, and help them maintain their healthiest smile for life. What more could you want for your family?
February 20, 2015
Is there anything more special than your child’s smile? Well, yes—knowing that smile is healthy, too. And there’s no better month than February to make sure all of your children’s teeth are as healthy as they can be. The American Dental Association has named February National Children’s Dental Health Month. And while this may be the month that is officially devoted to kids’ teeth, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey and the team at Aspen Dental Care in Ft. Collins, CO, take your children’s dental health seriously every day of the year.
Children’s Dentistry at Home
Actually, children’s dentistry begins at home with you, the parent. Just as soon as you see those first baby teeth appear, it’s time to start taking care of your children’s dental health. After feeding, use a soft cloth dampened with warm water and wipe your children’s baby teeth and gums. Then, as more teeth erupt and their smiles develop, use a soft toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste to brush their teeth. As they mature, you can teach them to brush their own teeth. And to make sure they know brushing is a good thing, make it a family activity.
Children’s Dentistry in the Office
Around the time of their second birthdays, Dr. Lindsey will want to start seeing your children in the office. We like to call their first visit a Happy Visit, a time to get acquainted with us and the sights and sounds in a dentist’s office. At their first checkup, we’ll carefully examine each tooth and assess their gum health. We’ll also look for any signs of tooth decay.
At some point, Dr. Lindsey will likely recommend a fluoride treatment and dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth’s enamel, making them better able to fend off decay-causing bacteria. Dental sealants are applied to your children’s molars and provide a solid barrier between their teeth and the acids that cause decay.
Call Our Office Today
To schedule an appointment with the children’s dentist Aspen, CO, trusts call Aspen Dental Care today. We also serve patients from Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland and the surrounding communities.
April 11, 2013
Not only is it important that you have a healthy smile, but it’s important for your child as well. When your child is young they won’t be able to care for their teeth themselves, so children’s dentistry is an essential part of caring for your child’s smile.
Children’s dentistry is important because it helps to focus on the special smile needs of children. This includes teaching brushing and flossing techniques, dental sealants and fluoride treatments to prevent cavities, and to ensure that the permanent teeth are developing correctly.
Your child should start seeing a dentist at around age two, or whenever their teeth start to come in. As a parent, it’s your job to help your child develop good dental habits by making sure they’re used to going to the dentist and that it’s not a scary experience. It is often recommended that you bring your child along to one of your own dental appointments so that they begin to get used to the environment of a dental office. This way they will have good memories associated with the dentist and will have positive feelings about dentistry going forward.
Also, children’s dentistry is important because your dentist will make sure your child’s smile is growing and developing correctly. Sometimes people mistakenly believe that taking care of baby teeth is a waste of time because they will eventually fall out. This is wrong, because if baby teeth become damaged or decayed and fall out early, it could negatively impact your child’s smile development and lead to problems while eating or speaking. Good children’s dentistry sets the foundation for a healthy smile.
Children’s dentistry plays an important role in the dental health of your child. Whether you take your child to a pediatric dentist or to your general dentist that also offers children’s dentistry, your child will be receiving the smile care they need for a healthy smile, now and in the future. Give your dentist a call today to schedule a children’s dentistry appointment today!