Pediatric Preventive Care in Lakewood, CO

pediatric dental patient showing off his smile

Does your child have baby teeth (even just one)? Have they never visited the dentist before? Do you have an older child who is overdue for a cleaning? If so, it’s time to schedule their appointment at Comfort Dental Kids of Lakewood! Our pediatric dental specialists are here to ensure that all kids, ages 0-18+, get the preventive care they need to be healthy for life!

Our Lakewood office features a dedicated playroom filled with enough toys and arcade games to keep little hands busy. Even better, our rooms are equipped with TVs so your child can enjoy their favorite show while sitting in the dentist’s chair!

When Children Should Start Seeing A Dentist

Did you know that the universal recommendation amongst pediatric dentists is that children visit the dentist by age 1, or 6 months after the appearance of their first tooth?

If you’ve missed that deadline, know that your child will receive the best oral care at our office, regardless of age. Of course, these first appointments are short ones and are designed to get ahead of any potential issues, checking that the teeth, oral cavity, and airway are developing in all the right ways. If your child has a few teeth (or a full mouth of teeth), our dentists will conduct a thorough examination, looking out for signs of decay and crowding.

Of course, the first appointment isn’t just for your child – it’s also for you! During it, you will get all of the information you need to ensure proper care at home, including brush techniques and dietary recommendations. Depending on your child’s specific case, we might also talk about feeding, fluoride toothpaste, thumb-sucking habits, and developmental milestones that affect oral health.

pediatric dentist and hygienist with patientDental Examinations & Checkups

Some children only require twice-yearly dental examinations and cleanings to keep their smiles luminous. That said, many others require further help to prevent cavities and restore problem areas.

Comfort Dental Kids is committed to providing gentle care using cutting-edge tools so that your child’s time in the dentist’s chair is always productive. To get the most complete view of your child’s mouth, we use digital and panoramic x-rays as part of our examinations.

Dental Sealants

Did you know that dental sealants can stop cavities and tooth decay in their tracks?

At your child’s routine dental appointment, our team will identify the most vulnerable teeth and safeguard them with long-lasting dental sealants. Sealants are applied using a thin coat on the surface of the tooth to prevent damaging bacteria from building up.

Dental sealants are completely painless and long-lasting. Your child’s dental sealants will be examined during each and every routine appointment. We will also provide you with advice on how to best care for them.

Dr. Gardner smiling with his pediatric patients

Preventive Space Maintenance

Did you know that baby teeth have multiple functions? Not only do they provide sufficient chewing surfaces for growing smiles, they also act as ‘placeholders’ for permanent teeth.

If your child is missing a tooth due to injury or decay, we can insert a space-maintaining appliance so that the permanent tooth benefits from a natural path of growth. Without a space maintainer, the other teeth may shift into the opening which will likely cause orthodontic issues down the road.

Would You Like To Learn More About Our Pediatric Preventive Care Services?

Is your child overdue for a dental exam and cleaning?

For the best pediatric dentist in Lakewood, CO, call Comfort Dental Kids to schedule your appointment today!

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