It is important that your child's teeth receive proper dental care and benefit from developing proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning. We find that kids around the ages of two to three are ready to come in, brush our stuffed Dexter the Dragon's teeth, and take a ride in the dental chair. This helps them get used to being in a dental office that is comfortable and exciting—not scary.
Dr. Amy and Dr. Heath started inspecting their daughter Channing's mouth the day she was born. While this isn’t necessary for most children, they don't mind inspecting your baby's mouth, too, if you have any concerns.
Dr. Amy and Dr. Heath treat your kids just like they treat their own kids, with a fun and compassionate environment. We try to tailor our prevention and treatment recommendations based on your child and his or her unique needs. After all, all children are different and that is what makes them so special.
Here at Copeland Family Dental, we believe that prevention is the best kind of dentistry. We like to start seeing children at a young age so we can work on hygiene and diet every step of their childhood. We recommend two professional cleanings a year at our Highlands Ranch dental office for most children and sometimes more often if they are in braces.
Why is kids’ dentistry so important?
Many people wonder why taking care of “baby” teeth is so important—they’re just going to fall out anyway, right? While it is true that baby teeth do fall out, if they fall out early because of decay, there may not be enough space for the permanent tooth to erupt correctly.
Build healthy little smiles with good home hygiene!
Start cleaning your baby’s teeth as soon as they erupt. This is not only to keep the teeth germ and plaque free but also to get your little one used to this twice-daily routine. You are the best model for your child — let them watch your good hygiene routine twice a day so they understand this is an important part of the day for everyone.
While the ideal is to brush your child’s teeth four times per day, we realize that this is not practical for most busy parents. Try to brush after breakfast and at bedtime, and rinse with water after meals in between to help remove the sugar and acid off the teeth. For children younger than two, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by Dr. Amy or Dr. Heath.
Don’t just take our word for it!
We love working with patients of all ages, but find special satisfaction in knowing that we can help a child grow up without fearing the dentist. Here’s what some of our current patients have to say about our family dental practice.
“Copeland Family Dental is a great practice full of wonderful people. Our family of five has all been going there for many years. Our kids (ages 13, 11, and 7) actually look forward to going to the dentist. Besides being excellent dentists the staff are all friendly and care about their patients. I can't recommend them highly enough!” – Cathy Frey
“Super friendly and welcoming service. Our kids now love the dentist instead of being scared!” – Robert Fraser
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