Children's Dentistry in Arvada CO
At Generations Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, providing high-quality, compassionate dental care to every member of your family is our mission—and we mean every member of your family, all the way down to the youngest.
Giving kids a great introduction to dental care is truly one of the most important things we do here in our Arvada dental office. Dental anxiety is a huge problem in our society and it keeps far too many people from getting the care they need. When kids can learn from an early age that dentistry isn’t scary and that dentists are actually fun, friendly, and kind, they can take that knowledge with them as they grow up.
Our office has a homelike atmosphere, which is great for helping your child feel at ease. We provide personalized care to every patient, including the littlest ones. Getting to know your child and customizing their treatment to fit their comfort level helps your child feel more confident. Parents are often surprised to find out that their kids actually look forward to their dental appointments with us!
When Should My Child Start Seeing a Dentist?
We agree with the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Children should start seeing the dentist when their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday. Starting early means that we can track your child’s dental development from the get-go and be on the lookout for any concerning issues. If we do spot any problems, we can head them off early, which usually allows for more conservative (and less costly) treatment.
How Do You Help Kids Feel Comfortable?
One of the most important ways is by seeing your kids from the start. This normalizes dental care so that your child won’t even think twice about it.
If your child is a bit older, we’ll help them feel comfortable in our office by taking them for a tour. This helps to satisfy their natural curiosity and also helps to reduce the fear of the unknown. We know that dental instruments can look scary, so we’ll show our instruments to your child and explain how they are used. Your child will even be allowed to touch the instruments when appropriate!
We want your kids to be involved in their own dental care. We’ll use language that they can understand and that isn’t scary and we’ll make sure to explain anything that could be confusing. Questions are encouraged and we’ll make sure that both you and your child have the answers you need to make decisions.
Dental Care for All Ages and Stages
Kids aren’t just “little adults.” Their mouths are constantly undergoing growth and change. We recognize and understand these differences so that we can provide appropriate care at all levels, from infant to teenager. Dr. Lindsay Compton has plenty of experience when it comes to treating kids and has a gentle approach that families love.
We can’t wait to meet you and your kids. Give us a call today to schedule your child’s appointment and let us know if you have any questions.