2421 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401
303-216-1108



Finding the Right Dental Home for Your Child

Children who have a dental home are more likely to establish routine oral health care, receive preventative care and be educated in preventative measures all contributing to a child's dental health. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) to establish a dental home for children by the age of one year. Our practice offers your child experienced doctors who provide specialized care for young children to teens. Our team of experts are highly trained in kids dental treatments and can provide a welcoming dental home to your loved ones.

Prevention

It is one of our goals to educate, guide and offer services that promote cavity prevention. We work with you and your child to assess risk factors, oral health habits and kids dental treatments to provide an individualized plan for success.

Sealants, sealing out decay

A sealant is a preventative dental treatment recommended for the chewing surfaces of molars where the teeth have grooves. This is the most common place for cavities in children. Sealants act as a barrier to protect teeth from food, acid, and bacteria.

Dental radiographs

X Rays are a necessary part of checking eruption of teeth, detecting cavities, planning for orthodontic treatments, evaluating the health of jaw bones and in the evaluation of teeth and jaw if injury has occurred. As pediatric dentists, we are mindful to minimize exposure. We use contemporary safeguards and use digital equipment for all of our different radiographs.

Composite Resin

We do not do amalgam restorations. We use composite resin dental materials for a natural look that is mercury free. Composites are bonded to the tooth. This allows for less tooth structure removal and for smaller restorations.

Glass Ionomers

Glass ionomers are tooth colored materials made of acrylic and fine glass particles. This material contains fluoride that can be released to the tooth structure around the material and to help reduce the chance of a new cavity occurring. They can be used for small cavities in non-load bearing areas (areas that do not undergo extensive forces from chewing) or may be used recommended as a temporary filling material if a child has a cavity in a tooth that may come out soon.

Crowns

A crown is used when there is not enough tooth structure remaining after the decay has been removed to support a composite filling, or if a nerve treatment is performed. A crown covers the whole tooth and prevents from further decay occurring. It is cemented into place and if the crown is on a baby tooth, it comes out naturally as would a tooth without a crown. We offer several varieties of crowns and will discuss these options with you if your child is in need of this procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide may help reduce the anxiety that your child has towards dental treatment. We will discuss with this option with you if we feel your child would benefit from its use during a procedure.

Hospital Dentistry

If your child has many dental needs or requires extensive kids dental treatments, is very young or has anxiety issues that would prevent dental treatment in our office, we may recommend your child’s dental treatment be performed at Children’s Hospital Colorado while under general anesthesia.

Fluoride

When ingested, fluoride is incorporated into the enamel of developing teeth before they erupt, making them more resistant to decay. After teeth erupt, topical fluoride continues to strengthen the tooth structure to further prevent decay by reversing the early stages of decay and promoting the remineralization of enamel. Fluorosis can occur when an excessive amount of fluoride is ingested. Fluorosis causes chalky white to sometimes a brown discoloration of the permanent teeth. We will discuss your fluoride intake and fluoride treatments at your child’s regular dental visits.

We offer these dental treatments and more to any patient, offering proactive dental care to your family. Learn more today!