Pediatric Dentistry in Eagle, CO
Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health needs of children from infancy through the late teenage years. Kids and teens who have regular dental appointments get a good start toward a healthy mouth for life. When they have a positive experience at the dentist during their formative years, they grow up understanding the importance of good oral hygiene and preventive care. It’s essential to help your children learn that caring for their baby teeth now is just as important as caring for their permanent teeth later.
Special dental procedures for children
At Castle Peak Dentistry, we take a preventive approach to pediatric dentistry. We agree with the American Dental Association statement that infants should visit the dentist by their first birthday to ensure that teeth are coming in as expected and to educate parents on oral health care. As children get older, we teach them how to care for their own teeth. If dental problems do arise, we can treat children as young as age three.
Special treatments for healthy teeth
To get kids off to a great start with their oral health, our dentist may recommend one of these procedures:
- Fluoride treatments: Fluoride contains naturally occuring minerals that strengthen the teeth as well as keep the enamel as healthy as possible. We typically give pediatric patients fluoride during each routine cleaning appointment. It is not taken systemically, but topically placed on teeth. The benefits of this varnish last up to 3 months and reduce the chance of cavities by 74%!
- Dental sealants: When children are around six and 12 years of age, the first and second sets of molars erupt. Our team place BPA-fee dental sealants over the chewing surface of these back teeth to prevent bacteria from entering the teeth and causing decay. Dental sealants reduce the chance of chewing surface cavities by 72%.
We’re here to serve your entire family
Our staff enjoys working with families who have young children and watching them grow through the years. If you’re looking for a dental clinic that offers an environment and staff your kids will be comfortable with, Castle Peak Dental is here for you.
Schedule your appointment for pediatric dentistry in Eagle, CO
We’re pleased to serve the kids, parents and grandparents of so many Eagle Valley families. At Castle Peak Dental, you’ll experience the personal attention and gentle care that have made us the choice for family dentistry in Eagle, CO for over 12 years. Call us today at (970) 328-1116 to schedule your appointment and learn what it means when we say your best interest is our only interest.