FAQs

  • ”When

    Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled around his/her 1st birthday. Early dental visits allow children to become comfortable in the dental office and parents to learn the best ways to take care of their kids’ teeth before problems arise. Prevention is always easier than treatment!

  • Are dental x-rays safe?

    In a word, yes! X-rays are an essential tool in diagnosing cavities (especially in-between teeth), and they are very safe. We use low-radiation digital x-rays that release a fraction of the radiation of non-digital x-rays, and we also use lead aprons to keep your child safe.

  • What if my child has cavities?

    If your child already has one or more cavities, we will develop a special treatment plan to you and your child’s needs. This may include fillings or crowns, laughing gas .When your child arrives for the treatment visit, we will begin by explaining the procedure in child-friendly terms (this is called the “Tell-Show-Do” approach). After your child is comfortable, we will begin the procedure.

    Parents are always welcomed to stay with their children during treatment as silent observers. This allows your child to focus on our instructions while still feeling safe. However, many children actually behave better without their parents in the room. We will discuss the best techniques with you to help your child have a great experience!

  • What if my child struggles with dental treatments?

    While most children do very well for dental treatment, some children are more anxious than others and can benefit from more advanced approaches. Our Dentists are skilled at helping to calm the fears of nervous patients (even those who have had prior negative experiences), but, depending on your child’s unique situation, we also offer several options to make his or her experience more pleasant.

    Our office is equipped to provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for patients who may be anxious or need several visits to complete their treatment. Nitrous oxide is a safe, pleasant, and short-acting option that works very well for children who are cooperative but just a bit nervous. We will discuss the best options with you for your child’s unique situation.

  • Kids & Family Dentistry

    40 west Littleton blvd
    Suite 205
    Littleton, CO 80120

    office: (303) 495-2801
    fax: (303) 867-2493

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