Children's Dentistry Castle Rock, CO
We know that few things are more special to a parent than their child’s smile and good health. Our goal at Oakwood Dental is to keep your little one’s smile healthy and comfortable so that he or she can thrive.
Our dentists, Dr. Brandt Jones and Dr. Leah McQuigg, love treating kids, and they are always our special guests. We make scheduling easy by offering the option to schedule your child's appointment simultaneously with your own. Our busy families love this convenience.
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child have his or her first dental appointment by their first birthday. This milestone is an opportunity for our team to help your child develop a positive relationship with oral health and to take the fear of the unknown out of their dental appointments.
We also use this early childhood dental appointment to educate and communicate with parents. We are here to answer all your questions about what to expect as your child grows, what to do about habits such as thumb sucking, and how to properly care for your child’s teeth and gums.
“Tell-Show-Do” Interactive Dentistry
Involving your child in their own dentistry will help keep them calm, interested, and cooperative. We tell your child what to expect during treatment, using language that they will understand. Next, we show them what will happen using educational demonstrations. Finally, we perform the necessary dental treatment, always going at your child’s pace.
Children’s Cavity Prevention
Municipal water fluoridation has dramatically reduced the number of cavities that Americans develop, but it is not enough.
Brushing your child’s teeth with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste twice daily is an essential component of optimum oral health. If your child is particularly prone to decay, we can also recommend additional cavity prevention treatments:
Fluoride varnish – We can paint professional-strength fluoride on your child's teeth to remineralize them and harden the enamel that protects each tooth.
Dental sealants – Dental sealants are an effective barrier between bacteria, food particles, and the surface of your child’s teeth. This non-invasive treatment is a fraction of the cost of fillings and can last several years before replacement becomes necessary.
No Cavity Club
You child can be a star in our office and have their picture put on our wall when they have their exam and are cavity-free. This is a great motivation for kids to brush and floss at home.
When your child starts playing sports, we can create a custom mouthguard to protect their teeth while they play football, hockey, soccer, or any other sport where injury is a possibility.
Over-the-counter mouthguards often do not fit snugly and may come loose. Custom athletic mouthguards stay put when your child needs it most.
Call Us for Children’s Dentistry in Castle Rock, CO
If you are looking for a family dentist who welcomes children, you have come to the right place! We look forward to providing your family with the quality dentistry you deserve.